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April 24, 2015 10:45 PM ET

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Company Overview of University of Waterloo

Company Overview

University of Waterloo operates colleges that offer undergraduate and graduate programs. The university was founded in 1957 and is based in Waterloo, Canada.

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1


Founded in 1957





Key Executives for University of Waterloo

President and Vice Chancellor
Age: 72
Chancellor of Renison College
Age: 76
Provost and Vice President of Academic
Associate Vice-President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of Waterloo Key Developments

University of Waterloo Elects Mr. Thomas Jenkins as Chancellor

University of Waterloo announced the election of its incoming Chancellor, Mr. Thomas Jenkins. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenText from 1994 to 2005 and Chief Strategy Officer from 2005 to 2013. Prior to that, he served in several managerial and technical capacities at various technology companies.

Paul Salvini Joins as Associate Vice-President, Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo

Dr. Paul Salvini joined as Associate Vice-President, Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Salvini, a seasoned executive with proven experience in growing highly profitable comes to University of Waterloo from Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., where he served as Chief Technology Officer guiding the company's global research and innovation strategy. Dr. Salvini will assume his new responsibilities in late August.

Waterloo, Technion Partner to Advance Research, Commercialization

Two of the world's top innovation universities hope to accelerate breakthroughs in research and commercialization with a new agreement signed during a joint conference in Israel on March 18, 2014. The agreement between the University of Waterloo and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology brings together some of the top minds in quantum information science, nanotechnology and water for pure and applied research. The conference to mark the start of the new partnership, and a reciprocal event in Waterloo planned for later in 2014, is funded by a donation to the University of Waterloo from The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation. The new partnership agreement will connect students and faculty from both institutions with global markets through technology transfer and commercialization opportunities with industrial partners in Canada and in Israel. A joint research conference in Israel to mark the signing featured presentations by some of the world's top researchers, including Raymond Laflamme, executive director of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing. A former student of Stephen Hawking, Laflamme is now leading the quest to develop the world's first universal quantum computer. The new research partnership will increase international opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral student research exchanges, along with joint training and education programs, including dual and joint degree programs. The institutions will also collaborate on applied research projects, workshops, seminars and conferences.

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