News archive - March 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive unrestricted grants from Meta’s Reality Labs Research to build the metaverse

photo of Professors Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao

Professors Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao are among a select group of researchers across Canada who are recipients of unrestricted funding from Reality Labs Research. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

In memory of our friend, mentor and colleague, Professor Edward Lank, 1972–2022

photo of Professor Ed Lank

We are saddened to announce that our dear friend, mentor and colleague Edward Lank, Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, passed away on March 21, 2022 at the age of 49.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Jason Amri addresses the global plastic waste crisis with his company 3cycle

photo of Jason Amri

Jason Amri is an undergraduate student studying computer science and business jointly at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Along with taking classes and working 9 to 5 for a co-op employer, the star student is also an entrepreneur and a shining example of Waterloo’s spirit of innovation.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers, student featured in Waterloo’s 2022 Global Impact Report

photo of the interior of the Davis Centre

The University of Waterloo’s 2022 Global Impact Report has just been released and it features several researchers from the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Published annually, the Global Impact Report demonstrates how our exceptional students and faculty are connecting across disciplines and finding solutions to create a prosperous and equitable future.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Remembering Gus German (1942–2022), pioneer in Waterloo computer science

photo of the WATFO kids, with Gus German

We are saddened to announce that Robert Angus “Gus” German — one of the original “WATFOR kids” — passed away on March 12, 2022 at age 79.

Gus is remembered by friends and colleagues in the Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Faculty of Mathematics as one of the pioneers who helped establish the university’s reputation as a leader in computer science in the 1960s.

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