University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

Please see the University of Waterloo’s frequently asked questions for information about COVID-19 and how it has affected university operations.

Please visit the list of modified services if you have questions about university services.

Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

Technovation Girls

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Technovation Waterloo, studnets with mentor

Be part of the change! Join Technovation Girls Waterloo to be a technology entrepreneur.

Girls between the ages 10 and 18 years (typical those in Grades 5 to 12) will learn to —

  • Identify a problem in their community
  • Create a mobile app to address that problem
  • Communicate their ideas
  • Translate them into a fully launched business

Find out more about the Technovation Girls Waterloo program.


CodeGirl is a documentary from 2015 about the Technovation Challenge. It tells the story of a number of high school aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in a thrilling, heartfelt documentary.

CodeGirl is available on NetFlix and other media streaming services. Go to to find how you can rent or buy the documentary.

Our community partners

With thanks and gratitude to our community partners for their support and sponsorship!

Technovation Girls Waterloo community partners