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Feb. 9, 2016 International space-based observatory involving Waterloo astrophysicist launches A simulated Black Hole of ten solar masses as seen from a distance of 600km with the Milky Way in the background

ASTRO-H, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) flagship space-based x-ray astronomy observatory is scheduled to launch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:45 am EST from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. The state-of-art observatory marks the first time Canada is a full partner in an earth-orbiting x-ray astronomy mission.

Feb. 9, 2016 $5.2 million awarded to five Canada Research Chairs at Waterloo

Five researchers at the University of Waterloo were named Canada Research Chairs (CRC) today.

Feb. 5, 2016 Panel: child abuse costs countries up to $150 billion per year

Beyond physical and emotional damage, child abuse has a steep economic price tag that costs economies billions of dollars each year, an international panel of experts will tell the 2016 General Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday, February 12.

In high-income countries, the median child abuse costs are equivalent to a loss of 1.2 per cent of per capita income, translating to $150 billion each year in the United States of America. The estimated loss is $50 billion in China, a middle income country.

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