News archive - 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Turning research into commerce

An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering who parlayed his graduate research into a startup company that is out to solve worldwide water problems has been recognized by a national innovation organization.

Jason Deglint, a co-founder of Blue Lion Labs, is one of five winners of a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for turning research into businesses that impact the lives of Canadians.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Waterloo-developed technology could help doctors manage COVID-19

WATERLOO — Doctors treating COVID-19 patients could be helped by artificial-intelligence (AI) technology developed by University of Waterloo researchers.

“The goal here is can we build AI that can act as collaborator to a clinician,” said Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, and Canada Research Chair in AI and Medical Imaging.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New tool uses AI tech to assess COVID-19 severity

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A message about Fall 2021 class format details from Dean Mary Wells

Today the Faculty of Engineering has shared detailed and program specific class format plans for September 2021 with our incoming and current students.

Each department has posted details in a LEARN course for current undergraduate engineering students and in a TEAMS channel for current architecture students. These details are based on the information we shared with the Registrar’s Office, which is responsible for University-wide schedules and classroom space.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Startup lands backing for tech to help fish farmers

A startup company that was co-founded by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus is partnering with a leading marine technology firm based in the United Kingdom.

Blue Lion Labs was launched in 2018 by Jason Deglint (MASc ’16, systems design engineering, PhD ’19, systems design engineering) and Katie Thomas, who has a doctorate in biology from the University of Waterloo.

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