Driving medical imaging into the 21st century
When fighting diseases like cancer and heart disease, beginning treatment sooner can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Often, the difficulty is detecting such diseases before they escalate to a point where treatment isn’t as effective.
X-ray technology is at the beginning of a digital revolution that will transform the Canadian healthcare system by detecting some diseases faster, more accurately, and with less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, allowing patients to begin treatment sooner and potentially increasing their chances of beating a disease.
Discover how large area, multi-spectral digital X-ray machines are driving medical imaging into the 21st century with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Karim S. Karim. This Research Talks session will take place at noon on Friday, March 24.
The series, hosted by the Office of Research, celebrates research and provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to learn more about some of the life-changing research underway at Waterloo.
Please register as seating is limited and registration will close when room capacity is reached. Feel free to bring your lunch – light refreshments will be provided.
Renison hires new academic dean
Renison University College has hired Professor Kofi Campbell as its new academic dean.
Professor Campbell is currently associate professor of English, Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. There, he serves as associate dean in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and as director of the Master of Arts in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory program.
As part of his leadership for the master of arts program, Campbell spearheaded the transition from a single-campus to a multi-campus interdisciplinary graduate program.
"His work in postcolonial theory and interdisciplinarity combined with his considerable administrative experience have prepared him as a leader perfectly suited to the current needs of Renison," says a statement from Renison. "This experience includes offering leadership in curriculum development, student academic support, student recruitment, and long-range program planning with a multi-disciplinary focus, as well as his work coordinating the Laurier Brantford English program, and his service as chair of many committees and councils. These include the associate deans and deans group, the faculty hiring, tenure and promotions council, and the student petitions committee."
Campbell's teaching and research areas of expertise include queer Caribbean studies, postcolonial literature, medieval literature, women's literature and gender studies, popular culture/cultural studies, science fiction, fantasy, and creative writing. He holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Ontario, a master of arts degree from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Carleton University.
Campbell begins his work at Renison University College on June 1.
Team #UWaterloo60 participates in Canstruction
A message from Community Relations and Events.
Student and staff volunteers from the University of Waterloo came together to celebrate the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary this past Friday by participating in The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s annual Canstruction event.
On display for public viewing now at the Conestoga Mall until Sunday, March 19, Canstruction engages the Waterloo region community to use their talents to build a unique structure out of food that will support those struggling with food insecurity. In partnership with the Federation of Students Food Bank, the #UWaterloo60 team built an anniversary-themed structure made out of more than 1,327 canned food items. Offering two perspectives thanks to engineering and design advice from Waterloo’s Engineering Society, the stack of black and yellow cans look different from the side and the top, commemorating the University’s special anniversary and our rich history of giving back to our community. Be sure to also check out the build made by the Engineering Society students!
We are happy to be sharing in a milestone year with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region as Canstruction Waterloo Region marks its tenth anniversary. Thanks to our substantial partnership, the University is proud to share that a donation of 1,327 food items from our #UWaterloo build will be given back to the Federation of Students’ Food Bank to help raise awareness of hunger and the need for food on campus. We encourage the University community to continue the conversation about food scarcity in Waterloo Region with #CanstructionWR and invite you to join us celebrating 60 years of building community with #UWaterloo60.
Information Systems and Technology (IST) will be hosting an IST and Microsoft Office 365 information booth this week. IST staff will be available in the SLC on Tuesday, March 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer questions related to the services IST provides students including:
- Wireless issues;
- Virus removal;
- Windows and Mac support;
- and more.
Ambassadors from Microsoft will also be present with IST to answer questions related to Office 365 and the suite of tools now available to all undergraduate students. The staff on hand will also be able to assist with migrating student accounts from mailservices to Office 365.
Students are encouraged to stop by to ask general questions about IST services, and/or their new Office 365 account.
Waterloo's Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Lab, located in the Psychology department, is looking for participants for a study that aims to better understand how the behaviours of parents and children can impact family life. The lab is looking for mothers and children aged 8-17 to participate in the study, which has 2 parts and involves the completion of questionnaires at home and tasks in the lab. Participants will be compensated for participation in both parts of the study. For more information contact the lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling extension 32053.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 will feature University of Waterloo history professor James Walker and celebrated Canadian author Lawrence Hill. Walker recently released the book “Burnley ‘Rocky’ Jones: Revolutionary” the story of his friend, the African Canadian human rights activist who fought for race equality in Canada. Hill is the author of the bestsellers “Illegal” and “The Book of Negroes.” The event is co-sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre and the Congress of Black Women-Waterloo Region, with support from Innovate Inclusion.
Wordsworth Books will be at the event, selling books by these authors. The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.