Rogers and Waterloo renew commitment to 5G partnership through 2025

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Audience view at the Rogers arm chair chat event

Vivek Goel welcomes Ron McKenzie from Rogers Communications to discuss the impact of the 5G-UWaterloo partnership to advance Canadian tech innovation

The University of Waterloo welcomed Rogers Communications leadership to campus today to celebrate the renewal of the Rogers 5G partnership to advance 5G research and development in Canada.

This builds on the three-year agreement announced by Rogers in 2020 with the University to advance 5G research in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor. The partnership made Waterloo the first 5G smart campus in central Canada and provides research opportunities anchored in this next-generation network and develops talent to help fulfill the need for skilled employees to lead future innovations. This renewal will allow the University to continue this important research and training to advance 5G technologies.

“The University of Waterloo has a rich history of partnerships with Canadian technology leaders like Rogers,” said Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor of Waterloo. “Our Rogers 5G partnership has created interdisciplinary research and learning opportunities for our faculty and students and contributes to our innovative spirit and drive.”

Read more about this partnership and the celebratory events