Oct 29, 2020
Q and A with the experts: Is there such a thing as ‘pandemic time’?
As we enter the winter months in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, we are exploring the idea of time.
Some people say it feels as though time is passing more slowly. Is this a common phenomenon? We asked Waterloo psychology PhD candidate Lydia Hicks for her thoughts on the passing of time, why it’s important to our mental health, and what strategies people can use to cope.
Oct 28, 2020
Michaëlle Jean is new Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College
St. Paul’s University College is very proud to announce the appointment of the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, as Chancellor, for a three-year term starting immediately.
Oct 26, 2020
There’s a new, faster way to train AI
The technique, called “less-than-one-shot learning,” can train an AI model to accurately identify more objects than the number it was trained on – a huge shift from the expensive, time-consuming process that currently requires thousands of examples of one object for an accurate identification.
Oct 22, 2020
New partnership brings Waterloo innovations to Japanese market
The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has partnered with Japanese accelerator Landing Pad Tokyo (LPT) to bring University of Waterloo developed technologies to the Japanese market.
Oct 21, 2020
Q and A with the experts: Environmental, Social, and Governance scores didn’t help stocks during COVID
Most people think that investing through an ESG lens will ensure that their stock holdings are more resistant to severe losses when the market crashs, like what has happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent research paper co-authored by Professor Elizabeth Demers, of the School of Accounting and Finance found that it may have been premature to conclude that ESG performance is an important resilience factor in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 market crash.