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  1. Oct. 25, 2016Study finds children’s eyesight worsening sooner than previous generations

    Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness

    New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncor

  2. Oct. 22, 2016University of Waterloo completes 113th convocation

    More than 2,200 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo’s 113th convocation, which took place this week. There were 1,279 undergraduate degrees and 970 graduate degrees conferred.

  3. Oct. 19, 2016UWaterloo’s Writing Centre celebrates 40 years, and kicks off speaker series with CBC Radio host Nora Young

    The University of Waterloo’s Writing Centre celebrates 40 years of helping students and staff develop their academic and professional writing and communication skills.

    The Writing Centre at Waterloo, is launching a speaker series in celebration of this milestone.  The series will explore the rapidly changing world of communications and writing.  Nora Young, well-known author and host of the CBC Radio show Spark with Nora Young, is the first speaker of the three-part series on October 20 at 4:30 p.m.

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