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News archive - 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Free to explore

James Petrie on a dock with mountains in the background

James Petrie places a high premium on intellectual freedom. After graduating with a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia (UBC), he accepted a position as a firmware engineer for a leading multinational technology company. “A few months in, I realized I was missing the opportunity to view problems through a wider lens and pursue the things that interested me most,” he remembers.

Learn more about James' experience as a graduate student at Waterloo.

Friday, August 28, 2020

New protocol is a huge breakthrough for the future of quantum computers

Joel Wallman

Quantum computers will now have help tackling the central problem in their performance – noise.

Joel Wallman, a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and assistant professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo, has developed a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can tackle more complex problems.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Study finds reopening schools with too many students in classrooms could result in more COVID-19 cases

Two young students at a craft station

As many kids get ready to go back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study indicates ways to minimize outbreaks and their impact on in-person instruction. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Applied Math professor receives IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award

Professor Kirsten Morris

Kirsten Morris has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award in 2020.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encouraging men who have sex with men to get tested once a year could reduce the spread of STIs

Lab tech holding test tubes in a lab

Men who have sex with men (GbMSM) and who get tested at least once annually on average could help prevent a rise in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a new study.

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