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  1. Aug. 5, 2020Researcher receives funding through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund
    Chris Bauch

    The Ontario government contributed $148,000 for Chris Bauch’s research project, “How to Re-open Ontario's Economy Without Causing a Resurgence of COVID-19”.

  2. July 31, 2020Elevating haptics: New concept proposes an accessibility-driven solution to slowing the spread of COVID-19
    Tanay Singhal and Mahika Phutane

    Motivated by prior research that reports elevator buttons as a huge source of contamination, a new study co-authored by Waterloo Faculty of Math student presents a touchless elevator concept to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Prior research shows that elevator buttons produce the highest rate of bacterial contamination (97 per cent) and can house more germs than toilet stall surfaces. However, for many people (especially health-care and front line workers), elevators are a daily necessity.

  3. July 29, 2020Camelia Nunez to connect Waterloo Math researchers with external partners
    Camelia Nunez

    Camelia Nunez will further the innovation agenda in the Faculty of Mathematics by supporting entrepreneurial activities and facilitating meaningful collaborations between researchers and external partners, when she assumes the role of Director of Innovation and Research Partnerships on August 4th.

    Nunez will promote the faculty’s mathematical innovation and entrepreneurship growth by raising the research profile, initiating and developing industry relationships, and ensuring more research funding.

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