University of Waterloo

These Canadian Universities Will Make You The Most Employable

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

Six Canadian schools are in the top 100 worldwide.

Olympic Gold Medallist Penny Oleksiak Is Every Canadian Teenager

Ilona Dougherty | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Ilona Dougherty

When Penny's mom said last week that Ms. Oleksiak is in fact "a very typical teenager," she reminded us of something important. Ms. Oleksiak is one of many young Canadians just waiting for their opportunity to shine. If we surround them with support, they will no doubt live up to the challenge just like Ms. Oleksiak did in Rio.

Playing For The Future: How Video Games Are Leading Innovation

Jayson Hilchie | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Jayson Hilchie

If Canada is to remain a leader in innovation, more must be done to focus our efforts on building up the resource that is responsible for innovation -- talent. There already exists a global race to acquire the best and brightest talent to drive innovation and create the products and services that change the way we live, work and play.

Maham Abedi

She Lost Her Twin Last Year, But 200 People Proved She's Not Alone | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

"He was very important."

Canadian University Students Develop Self-Driving Electric Shuttle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Business

The shuttle — which is a golf cart — uses two core systems to operate, one to navigate utilizing a military-grade GPS and a second to steer and decide speed by looking for obstacles with a sophisticated laser scanner.

Why I'm Teaching a University Course on Beyoncé

Naila Keleta-Mae | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Living
Naila Keleta-Mae

Who are the most influential storytellers of the 21st century? Like it or not, Beyoncé's name must be mentioned in any credible answer. She uses visuals and music to tell young people around the world what it means to be a woman, wife, mother and feminist.

Can Avocados Cure Leukemia?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living

The University of Waterloo announced on Monday that the school of pharmacology has made a breakthrough in leukemia research. Professor Paul Spanguo...

Canadian Cities Not Prepared For Floods: Study

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada

Ottawa emerged as the best prepared, with a score of A-minus.

Sunny Freeman

Insurance Plan Agrees To Cover Waterloo Student's Medical Marijuana | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Business

Jonathan Zaid, 22, may have just established a precedent that could pave the way for coverage of medical pot

Waterloo Student Dies After Being Struck By Lightning

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada

A first-year engineering student at the University of Waterloo has died after being struck by lightning Friday morning. The female student, whose ...

Christian Cotroneo

We Have Now Littered Every Part Of Every One Of The World's Oceans | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada

Every ocean now bears witness to our waste. In a report, published in the academic journal PLOS ONE, scientists conclude for the first time that we...

Canadian's 'Holy Grail' Invention Could Revolutionize Lighting

CBC | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Business

A lab at the University of Waterloo says it has developed the perfect replacement for the soon-to-be defunct incandescent bulb. Canada's supply of i...

Time to Rethink Those Costly University Degrees

Leah Eichler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Leah Eichler

Unfortunately, if post-secondary institutions don't speed up the process of transformation, more students will either drop out or be saddled with a costly degree that doesn't align with current market opportunities.

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

Pat Lynch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Business
Pat Lynch

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was ...

BlackBerry Makes A Huge Sale .. Of Its Buildings

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry just made a massive sale —not of its phones but of its real estate. The troubled tech company sold five of the buildings in its Water...

Why This Canadian University Churns Out Poker Stars

CBC | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Ask a University of Waterloo student what the school is known for and chances are they’ll mention engineering, math or science, or even all three. ...

Professor Jennifer Schulenberg Reflects On How To Improve Policing In Ontario

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Earlier this week -- a list of recommendations on how to improve the Ontario Police Complaints system was released in downtown Toronto. The initiative was made possible after University of Waterloo's Professor, Jennifer Schulenberg, received a Public Outreach Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The professor reflects with me on some of the recommendations.

Waterloo Should Not Stifle Free Speech

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

At the University of Waterloo last week, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth was scheduled to speak to a group of students at an event organized by the Students for Life campus club. Unfortunately, a group of students shut down Mr. Woodworth's speech by shouting him down, until he was left with no choice but to cancel the event.

No Shock Tactic Should Disrupt Free Speech

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

It is sadly becoming normal for guest speakers to be disrespected in places that we call "higher learning." Dressed as a vagina, Ethan Jackson felt right at home spewing what he believes to be well thought out highly educated views. They demand respect while denigrating the views of others, like Mr. Stephen Woodworth.

Taking A Heavy Toll On Canadian Quality Of Life

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy may well be muddling through, but on a more personal level, Canadians generally are not, a new study of well-being suggests....

Silent Running: Canadian Military Planning Stealth Snomobile

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada Business

The Department of National Defence plans to develop a new stealth snowmobile for covert military operations in Canada's Arctic, with $550,000 set asid...

Rachel Mendleson

RIM Layoffs Cast Long Shadow On Canada's Tech Students | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada Business

Engineering students are by nature a practical bunch. So when Research In Motion Ltd., the biggest tech company in the country, announced yesterday th...