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  1. Jan. 21, 2019Pharmacists could help reduce smoking ratesMan Smoking

    Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by the University of Waterloo.

    The paper details ways in which an increased role for pharmacists in the public health effort could help curb smoking rates and aim to reduce the estimated 45,000 annual deaths that occur in Canada from tobacco use.

    The week of January 21 to 27 is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada.

  2. Jan. 18, 2019Weathering the Storm: Developing a New Flood Risk Standard for Canadian CommunitiesHigh Water

    Flooding within urban centres is Canada’s costliest and fastest growing extreme weather challenge. Insurable claims in Canada have risen from an average of $405 million per year between 1983 and 2008 to an average of $1.8 billion per year between 2009 and 2017 (in $2017), with flooding contributing the greatest proportion of this increase.

  3. Jan. 17, 2019Measuring AI's ability to learn is difficultArtificial Intelligence image

    Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Waterloo researchers found that contrary to conventional wisdom, there can be no exact method for deciding whether a given problem may be successfully solved by machine learning tools.

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