Introducing the 2024 Global Futures: Innovation Update

Monday, January 22, 2024
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The futures we imagine for humanity and our planet

Since our founding in 1957, the University of Waterloo has sought to uncover solutions to the most pressing, complex challenges facing humanity and our planet. As these challenges evolve, we are evolving too.

The world continues to face compounding major crises, meaning universities are essential for ensuring society has the knowledge, technology and talent necessary to tackle these challenges head-on. Waterloo faculty, staff, students and alumni are developing solutions that cut across society, health, the environment, technology and the economy. It’s through interdisciplinary collaboration that research, innovation and imagination thrive.

The future we imagine for humanity and our planet is at the core of our Global Futures. I invite you to read these inspiring stories about Waterloo community members, who are working to change the world for the better.

Read the full message from President and Vice-Chancellor Vivek Goel