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UWaterloo ranks #1 in Canada for computer science and engineering

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 16, 2020

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) can claim Canada’s top computer science, engineering and mathematics programs, according to Maclean’s Magazine – Canada’s premier current affairs magazine. This result further cements the UWaterloo reputation as Canada’s top technology university.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Detroit

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 15, 2020

This is the fifth edition in a new Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of America’s top tech hubs. We’ve already matched up against Austin, Texas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio and Salt Lake City, Utah. We will soon take on Phoenix, Arizona.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

Talent magnet tech offices are the way of the future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2020

COVID-19 has changed a lot, but it isn’t likely to change where corporations locate their HQs.

At least, that’s what famed business expert Richard Florida had to say in a new article for the Harvard Business Review. The crux of his argument: the short-term effects of COVID are unlikely to undo the long-term trend of America’s largest companies keeping their corporate HQs in America’s largest...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Three key findings: New report on startup funding in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 8, 2020

Hockeystick, a company that connects startups with capital and connections to help them grow, released their quarterly report on Waterloo’s tech ecosystem last week. The report highlights a busy Q2 for Waterloo’s tech scene, with more than $140M invested in local tech companies.

“From a national perspective, the Waterloo Region is a small population base with tremendous deal activity and...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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