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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Economics-History student leads award winning social enterprise project

Waterloo Banking Project Senior Director Helena Cao, project leader Ryan Chen-Wing, and Emily Peat.

Ryan Chen-Wing is a 4th-year student in Economics and History and is project leader of the Waterloo Banking project. His team was one of four from across the province to win the top prize of $20,000 at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Social Enterprise Student Competition.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Former Dean Robin Banks remembered

Robin Banks.

Late last week, the University received sad news of the death of Robin Banks, long-serving Dean of Arts and senior leader for the University of Waterloo.

Monday, March 11, 2013

International Women's Day: Carla Fehr on gender equity in research

Carla Fehr.

Arts meets science, technology, engineering, and math on the uWaterloo homepage

Better research happens when more women work in disciplines like science and technology, says philosophy professor Carla Fehr.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spaun: Chris Eliasmith on how to build a brain

From uWaterloo Communications and Public Affairs

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain.  Spaun is able to shift between diverse tasks — from copying human handwriting to finding hidden patterns in a list of numbers. Understanding the intricate connections between 2.5 million simulated neurons will lead to better understanding of how changes in the brain affect changes to behaviour.

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