May 17, 2017
Dams are major driver of global environmental change
Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.
May 11, 2017
Marijuana use tied to poorer school performance
The study found that when students started using marijuana at least once a month, they were about four times more likely to skip class, two-to-four times less likely to complete their homework and value getting good grades, and about half as likely to achieve high grades, than when they had never used the drug.
May 9, 2017
Just as many teenagers use cannabis as smoke cigarettes
Just as many teenagers use cannabis every day as smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at Waterloo.
May 5, 2017
University of Waterloo launches new national supercomputer to fuel big data research and machine learning
Named Graham, the supercomputer can handle more simultaneous computational jobs than any other academic supercomputer in Canada, ultimately generating more research results at one time.
May 5, 2017
National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware
A Waterloo study found that nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage.