Post Tagged with: "University of Waterloo"

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UW’s Indigenous Student Association aims to emancipate from Federation

The University of Waterloo (UW) Indigenous Students Association (ISA) released a statement earlier this week expressing their intent to separate from UW’s Federation of Students and create their own Indigenous Student Union. The statement comes in correspondence to action taken by the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Students’ Council who took similar steps by creating their own Indigenous Student Union in […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Researchers at UW develop a method to optimize Paralympic wheelchair designs

Sometimes we lose sight of those who are underrepresented when looking at ways to improve our society. Whenever we are positioned to directly assist others, especially regarding innovation, it is quite beautiful. In this case, we may soon witness the departure of mass-produced wheelchairs and the grand entrance to optimized wheelchairs customized to Paralympic athletes. Enter, Brock Laschowski. Laschowski is […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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UW students fight for better mental health care

Students at University of Waterloo gathered together in the arts quad on March 8 to protest against the lack of mental health support services on campus. The Waterloo Walkout for mental health was a protest created by students in Discourse of Dissent, a multi-disciplinary course taught by Frankie Condon. The Walkout was in response to the recent suicide of a […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Gateway Project creates new vision for University Avenue

The City of Waterloo and Region of Waterloo have partnered up with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College to create the University Gateway Project in order to develop a new vision for the future of University Avenue. The first public consultation was held on Thursday, Nov. 23 at St. Michael’s Church, where the team begun working with the public to […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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TEDxUW brings together 700 delegates to annual event

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the University of Waterloo held their sixth annual TEDx event in their Humanities Theatre. Founded over 30 years ago, TED is a media organization that puts on conferences around the world where experts are invited to come and speak on issues related to technology, entertainment and design. TEDx events are usually put on at a smaller scale and are independently organized by people who obtain a license from TED proper. […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
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UW students compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition

Since January 2017, students from the University of Waterloo have been working to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition sponsored by SpaceX. The most recent competition was in August 2017, where Universities competed to create the fastest Hyperloop Pod. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop concept back in 2013 and, since, companies have worked to make this idea […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, National, News ·