When Jim Estill decided to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families, he didn’t tell anyone about it at first—not his accountant, not his friends, not even his wife. It was the summer of 2015, and the death toll in Syria had reached a quarter of a million people, while another four million had fled the country. All summer long, the news reported horror stories of Syrians drowning in the Mediterranean. Humanitarian aid programs were being cut across the Middle East.[Read more]
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Now available to all Waterloo Engineering departments, the Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to University-selected Capstone Design teams whose intention is to transform their Capstone Design project into a promising startup post-graduation.
The University of Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team does it again. For the 4th year in a row, the team earned Gold Standing at the competition. This year they brought home the Best Poster prize!