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  1. May 25, 2018Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

    Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. 

    The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

  2. May 24, 2018Silicon breakthrough could make key microwave technology much cheaper and better

    Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

    “Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo who proposed the concept several years ago.

    High-frequency microwaves carry signals in a wide range of devices, including the radar units police use to catch speeders and collision-avoidance systems in cars.

  3. May 23, 2018Activist and survivor of Hiroshima bombing among honourees at Waterloo’s convocation

    A leading figure in the organization that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be among the recipients of honorary doctorates at the University of Waterloo’s convocation next month.  Close to 5,800 students will receive their degrees at 12 different ceremonies.

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