News archive - January 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Architecture professor a finalist in national book contest

Robert Jan van Pelt, a Waterloo School of Architecture professor, was honoured as a finalist in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards for editing At the Edge of the Abyss: A Concentration Camp Diary, 1943-1944", written by Dutch student David Koker during his imprisonment in the Vught concentration camp. van Pelt, a leading Holocaust expert, also wrote the book's introduction, with Michiel Horn and John Irons translating Koker's diary for its first English printing. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New partnership will drive electric vehicle performance

Research into green transportation in Ontario received a boost, thanks to a new partnership that lets researchers and drivers see how well electric vehicles perform. The new collaboration, called Drive4Data, is the first of its kind in Canada and involves the University of Waterloo's Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and FleetWise EV300, an initiative of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Intelligent automotive research receives federal funding

A research facility that will one day develop the technology that enables hybrid vehicles to feed energy into the power grid is among the innovative research initiatives at the University of Waterloo that will receive major funding. The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced January 15 that it is awarding more than $4.7 million to four research projects at Waterloo, including over $2.1 million for the Green and Intelligent Automotive Research Facility being established at the university.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Management Sciences professor quoted in article about Facebook

Peter Carr of management sciences was featured in a recent Toronto Star article about the effects of Facebook going public after the launch of its initial public offering in May 2012. 

The article says the company has always struggled with how to continue making money from ads as people shift their computing to hand-held devices such as smartphones.

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