University of Waterloo misses ‘World Cup’ of computer programming for first time in 20 years

There's an international competition taking place this week and the top stars from teams around the globe are descending upon one city where they'll go head-to-head to determine who will be crowned the

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Montreal snubbed from Intelligent Community list: Lessons learned

Greater Montréal was named as one of the world’s top 21 intelligent communities in 2013 but did not make it to the list of Top7 announced by the Intelligent Community Forum in January

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Lydia Cappelli

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

University of Waterloo to explore fringes of electromagnetic spectrum with new wireless facility

The University of Waterloo opened a new wireless technologies facility today, one that will be used to test electromagnetic devices. The Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) cost about $15 million

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Vidyard adds HootSuite hookup to its video marketing integration powers

Canadian video-hosting company Vidyard Inc. has launched a new app that meshes with HootSuite Inc., allowing businesses to connect their videos with social media. Vidyard, based in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario, announced

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So

Communitech’s Database program to launch satellites, harvest ‘big data’

Collecting  big data from partners in the government, academic, and private sector and finding new uses for it is the new, broader focus for the Database program at Communitech, the Waterloo, Ont. hub

Published on: August 13th, 2013 Candice So

Russia is kicking our butts at problem solving and that’s a shame

The goal Paul Henderson scored in 1972 Summit Series to claim victory over the USSR will forever be a part of the Canadian cultural memory. In the midst of the Cold War when

Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian schools miss the podium at international coding contest

For the first time at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the University of Waterloo can't claim to be the top Canadian school. Instead that prize will go to the University of Toronto,

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry creator recruits Canada’s top astronaut for quantum physics project

Canada's top astronaut has been recruited by Research in Motion co-founder Mike Lazaridis to lead a team pursuing breakthroughs in quantum physics, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).Steve MacLean will be departing

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Live coverage: chat with Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky

Eric Migicovsky is the creator of Pebble, an e-paper watch that wirelessly connects with your smartphone to serve all sorts of useful functions. As if that isn't cool enough, Pebble is also the

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Feds pump $19 million into auto sector R&D

The federal government is injecting $19 million into six research projects exploring new technologies in Canada's hard hit auto sector, Industry Canada announced today.Past Automotive Partnership Canadaprojects have included research into this electric

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff