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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWaterloo to lead national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

University of Waterloo hosts conversation and book signing with the Governor General

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present his latest book, The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation, at the University of Waterloo this week. A conversation and book signing with the Governor General will take place at the new Hagey Hub, in the Hagey Hall addition, on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWaterloo’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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

University of Waterloo holds 113th convocation this week

The University of Waterloo will award five honorary doctorates when more than 2,200 students receive degrees at convocation ceremonies taking place this week.

Highlights of Waterloo's fall convocation will include:

Friday, October 21, 10 a.m.

Applied Health Sciences and Science

Friday, October 14, 2016

Disney scientist to offer insights into massive city-building plan in China

The unprecedented urban building boom in China is the focus of the TD Walter Bean Lecture in Environment, a free public lecture at the University of Waterloo next week.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Go ENG Girl opens the door to world of engineering

The University of Waterloo will host 150 girls with their parents on Saturday to explore what a future in engineering can hold for them.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

UWaterloo exhibition sparks curiosity in quantum science

A new science exhibition from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) aims to make quantum science and technology more accessible for everyone.

QUANTUM: The Exhibition features interactive activities, games and videos to engage visitors in quantum concepts including superposition, entanglement and wave/particle duality. It opens to the public on Friday, October 14 at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener and runs until January 2017.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Waterloo hosts intercultural summit on truth and reconciliation

The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul’s University College will host a summit that brings together elders, researchers, artists, activists, residential school survivors, students, and others to respond to recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

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