University of Waterloo older research articles from Innovation Toronto
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- Forearm Gestures Remotely Control Computers and Drones
- Algorithm Finds Best Routes for One-Way Car Sharing
- Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, study says
- Quantum Teleportation in Space Explored as Message Encryption Solution
- Start-Ups Look to the Crowd
The main campus is located on 404 hectares (1,000 acres) of land in Uptown Waterloo, adjacent to Waterloo Park. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, which is administered by six faculties and ten faculty-based schools. The university also operates four satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges. Waterloo is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.
The university traces its origins to 1 July 1957 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a semi-autonomous entity of Waterloo College. The entity had formally separated from Waterloo College in 1959, and was incorporated as a university. The university was established in order to fill the need of a program to train engineers and technicians for Canada’s growing postwar economy. Since then, the university had greatly expanded, adding a faculty of arts in 1960, and the College of Optometry of Ontario moving from Toronto in 1967.
The university is co-educational, and has nearly 26,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post-graduate students. Alumni and former students of the university can be found all across Canada and in 141 countries around the world.