Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech

From activity trackers and smart watches to responsive clothing, wearable technology has been around for several years. This article looks at a few examples to provide a better appreciation for wearable technology: a GPS tracker to keep track of your pet, a watch that may be more powerful than the first computer you ever used, […] more…
Spaun: Can we model a brain?

Spaun: Can we model a brain?

What is Spaun? Spaun is the world’s largest functional brain model. It was created using specialized simulation software for modelling neural networks called Nengo [1]. Who started Spaun? When, where and why? Spaun was started in August 2011 as a Computational Neuroscience Research Group (CNRG) project within the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) at the […] more…
Stratford the Wi-Fi City

Stratford the Wi-Fi City

Stratford, Ontario has many notable features: the yearly Shakespeare festival, the scenic buildings in town, and even a University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) satellite campus. However, the feature that brings tech companies running to Stratford from as far as Silicon Valley is their citywide Wi-Fi network. Technology in Stratford Bell Canada is the internet service provider […] more…
We aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t just the engineers

We aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t, we aren’t just the engineers

What is a design team? Design teams are student run clubs that are typically based in the Sedra Student Design Center on the bottom floor of Engineering 5 [1]. Some of the teams have their own bay on the ground floor, and some have certain rooms dedicated to their design work. With the construction of […] more…
University of Waterloo’s role in HeForShe Impact 10x10x10

University of Waterloo’s role in HeForShe Impact 10x10x10

What is the Impact program? In 2014 Emma Watson, the United Nations Women Goodwill ambassador, announced a new initiative to the world: HeForShe, an initiative that explicitly includes men in the drive for gender equality. More recently (2015), a new program called Impact 10x10x10 was initiated. The Impact program geared into motion to ensure that […] more…
Proofpoint Protection Server

Proofpoint Protection Server

“Built on the cloud and the world’s most advanced intelligence platform, our solutions help you effectively detect and block targeted attacks and respond quickly to suspected compromises” –Proofpoint. As of February 28, 2017 Proofpoint Protection Server (PPS), an email security service, was implemented at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) to block spam, phishing and malware for Connect […] more…
Learning beyond the classroom

Learning beyond the classroom

Did you know that the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) has been named the most innovative university in Canada for the last 25 years? UWaterloo has also been voted #1 for experiential learning [1]. At UWaterloo, learning extends beyond academic courses. There are numerous opportunities offered that help to expand your learning. This article will explore […] more…
Can we buy driverless cars yet?

Can we buy driverless cars yet?

The research I have conducted on driverless cars reminds me of the saying, “Some things are too good to be true.” This is because they sound revolutionary and do exist, but hidden behind all the awe they possess three gigantic questions: do they work, what about jobs, and who will the car save in a […] more…
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