News archive - 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Math students dive into the world of podcasts

Mathematical Dive podcast cover

The Math Faculty Ambassador team is set to launch the first episodes of a new podcast focused on University of Waterloo Mathematics and their experiences as students.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Computer science undergraduate student brings AI to the real estate industry

Richard Xie

Richard Xie, an undergraduate student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has created an artificial intelligence that has helped people buy and sell more than $100 million of real estate.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

How a computing and financial management student is helping kids overcome fears of needles for vaccines

Anthony Ilersich

Anthony Ilersich, a fourth-year computing and financial management student, is part of a team that developed a game to help kids overcome fears and anxiety about getting needles for vaccines.

Ilersich completed a co-op work placement with Immunize Canada, and then stayed on with the organization to support the launch of the video game, CARD.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Applied mathematicians developing new SARS-CoV-2 tests using quantum sensors

Nanodiamond graphics

Researchers from the Department of Applied Mathematics are part of a team developing new testing technology for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Math alum Lisa Bentley shares story of being an athlete with cystic fibrosis

Lisa Bentley

Faculty of Mathematics alum Lisa Bentley (BMath’ 92) has penned a special editorial for Waterloo Magazine, in which she describes being a high-calibre triathlete with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Bentley says that while CF made her training and competing difficult, it also provided a kind of motivation.

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