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How one former Centennial student became a WIMTACH industry partner

In just five short years, Justin Caguiat went from Centennial College graduate of the Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming program to becoming the Technical Director of Shaftesbury, an award-winning digital media production company. This journey all began when he became a student researcher at Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH). […] Read more

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WIMTACH’s TAC funding renewed for another five years

Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) will continue to support digital health technology innovation for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a $1.75 million College and Community Innovation Technology Access Centre (TAC) grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The grant was announced on March 10 to […] Read more

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How one training opportunity led Canawho to partner with WIMTACH

Technology Access Centres have an exclusive advantage that can’t be found anywhere else: one-stop shop access to services. Canawho became part of WIMTACH’s network of clients when its founder, Pedro Correia, attended the Mobile App Clinic in March 2018, one of many WIMTACH trainings that details the ins and outs of incorporating mobile applications into […] Read more

Mar, 13, 2020

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Centennial Game Art students bring virtual reality to Nuit Blanche

For one night only, students from Centennial College joined forces with local artists to transform the city of Toronto. Youth from Regent Park and other Toronto communities collaborated with select Centennial College students to create an art exhibition for Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art show that occurred on October 5, 2019. Through a unique […] Read more

Mar, 13, 2020

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Two WIMTACH students win the Excellence in Applied Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EARIE) Scholarship

Of the three Centennial College students that were announced as the recipients the Excellence in Applied Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EARIE) Scholarship, two are long-time Student Researchers of Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) – Simerjit Kaur and Mehol Abanavay. The EARIE Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated applied research innovation […] Read more

Mar, 12, 2020

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WIMTACH partners with Luna VR for hackathon to find VR solutions for doctor’s office visits

For one night only, students from Centennial College joined forces with local artists to transform the city of Toronto. On October 24th and 25th, WIMTACH hosted a hackathon in partnership with Luna VR CEO, Naomi Van Halteren, to answer her company’s challenge – to design a virtual reality (VR) application that distracts pediatric patients who […] Read more

Mar, 10, 2020

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You’re Invited: WIMTACH End-of-Year Celebration

As the year comes a close, we want to celebrate the tremendous work that we’ve been able to accomplish with you, our industry partners, faculty members and students who have made our work possible. The End-of-Year Celebration is our token of appreciation for your collaboration, innovative ideas, applied research projects and the successes you’ve had […] Read more

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Call for Applications for our 2020 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®)

The Call for Applications for the 2020 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®) is now open. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. OBIO CAAP is a unique, industry-led initiative that provides selected high-potential Ontario health science companies with mentoring, strategic guidance and access to an expansive network of health science […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2019

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WIMTACH partners with the Scarborough Health Network a two-part hackathon

On October 24th and 25th, WIMTACH hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Scarborough Health Network – represented by Dr. Hammel Naomi Van Halteren – that tasked Centennial College students with two challenges. The first challenge was to design an off-loading boot for patients who’ve had ankle surgery. The second challenge was to design a […] Read more

Oct, 30, 2019

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Hackathon Recap Interview with Dr. Chang

This is an interview of Dr. Michael Chang of the Scarborough Health Network (SHN) who partnered with WIMTACH for the first October hackathon and provided the challenge to students on Oct. 17 and 18. This interview was edited for clarity and length. WMITACH: How did you learn about WIMTACH? Dr. Chang: My name is Dr. […] Read more

Oct, 30, 2019

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