News archive - December 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Professor receives China’s top award for foreign experts

Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor, was recognized with the 2019 China Friendship Award this fall.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Creativity bubbles to the surface in first-year project

The hands of 160 students in a first-year Waterloo chemical engineering class have likely never been cleaner as they worked on a new course project.

This fall’s Chemical Engineering Design Studio 1 (ChE180) course included designing, formulating and producing handcrafted soaps.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Toyota donates $2.1 million to help drive innovation

To help shape the future of engineering, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is launching a unique hands-on engineering innovation challenge designed for University of Waterloo’s engineering students.

The Toyota Engineering Innovation Challenge was part of TMMC’s funding announcement of $2.1 million to Waterloo Engineering -- the largest single financial donation ever made to a Canadian university.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Students honour 14 women murdered 30 years ago

Fourteen female Waterloo Engineering students lit white candles and stood shoulder to shoulder today in honour of the 14 young women who were murdered because of their gender at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal three decades ago.

The solemn, poignant ceremony in Engineering 7 on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held to both remember the massacre and remind people that, despite progress, necessary work continues on the underlying issues.

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