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  1. Mar. 15, 2018University of Waterloo partners with Chinese institutions on connected autonomous driving

    The University of Waterloo will partner with leading institutes in China to advance research in the areas of connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

    The partnership between Waterloo and the Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS) was solidified in an agreement recently signed by all parties.

  2. Mar. 15, 2018Expert Advisory – Tension rises between Britain and Russia

    On Wednesday, Britain announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats having blamed the Kremlin for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy. This marks the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country since 1985 — marking a return to the large-scale diplomatic ejections that took place during the Cold War.

    The Russian Embassy based in the UK has since tweeted: “The temperature of Russia, UK relations drops to -23, but we are not afraid of cold weather.” Russia is also set to expel British diplomats from Moscow.

  3. Mar. 14, 2018Large numbers of students skipping breakfast

    Despite widespread availability of morning meal programs, a large number of Canadian students are still skipping breakfast, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    The study looked at the eating habits of 42,000 students from 87 secondary schools in Alberta and Ontario during the 2014/15 school year. It found that 39 percent of students reported eating breakfast fewer than three days in a typical school week.

    The findings were consistent with national data that showed nationwide, 48.5 percent of adolescents skipped breakfast at least once a week.

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