Nov 23, 2020
Q & A with the experts: The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19
The “herd immunity strategy” has been discussed and largely rejected by scientists as a strategy to combat COVID-19.
Waterloo Science Professor Niayesh Afshordi has been applying tools from observational cosmology to infectious disease modelling, so we asked him to address our questions and tackle some of the persistent misinformation in public discourse about herd immunity. What are the risks associated with it? Why have scientists mostly dismissed the idea?
Nov 19, 2020
Waterloo among new KW4Health Ontario Team
The University of Waterloo is one of more than 30 organizations – and the only educational institution – in Waterloo Region among a newly established network of health expertise announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Nov 18, 2020
Vivek Goel named president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo
Vivek Goel, a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors, will become the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
Nov 17, 2020
Q and A with the experts: Pfizer vs. Moderna and how vaccinating against COVID-19 will work
Pfizer and Moderna announced in recent days that they have vaccine candidates that are over 90 per cent effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus.
We talk to Professor Kelly Grindrod, Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year and an expert in vaccines, to unpack which vaccine will work, the logistics of distributing them, and how long it will take for Canada and the world to go back to “normal.”
Nov 16, 2020
Designing the Future of Sports Fan Engagement With 5G
Rogers Communications, Sportsnet, and the University of Waterloo today announced the launch of the Sportsnet Hockey Hack: Powered by Rogers 5G. The virtual hackathon offers a unique opportunity for students to design applications to enhance the fan experience for Sportsnet viewers, using Rogers’s 5G technology and data from the NHL’s Puck and Player Tracking system during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.