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  1. Sep. 26, 2017Standard Will Help Make New Communities Flood-Resilient: Canada is Ahead of the Curve

    Every year, flooding hits communities across Canada causing millions of dollars in property damage and stress to homeowners.

    New research from the University of Waterloo, funded by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and conducted by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation identifies 20 best practices to design and build new residential communities that are more flood-resilient.

  2. Sep. 25, 2017Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

    The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

  3. Sep. 20, 2017Waterloo marks progress on gender equality efforts at UN

    Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur joined delegates from around the world at the HeForShe IMPACT Event to recognize advancements in gender equality.

    The event was hosted by UN Women in New York City, and was attended by heads of state, global CEOs and university presidents who committed their organizations to tangible gender equality goals in 2015 as part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative.

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