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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Information night features tips on planning for university

The University of Waterloo will host an information session on planning for a university education for students in Grades 9 to 11 and their parents.

Grade 10 Family Night will take place next week, and will help students learn what they can do now to prepare for applying to any of Ontario's universities.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UWaterloo researchers awarded $3 million for strategic research partnerships

Five researchers from the University of Waterloo who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Study says Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Waterloo presents renowned historian on Holocaust lessons for the 21st century

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies will host a free public lecture by bestselling author and historian Timothy Snyder on how we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. 

In his talk, The Holocaust as History and Warning, Snyder will explain how the world today echoes sensibilities of the early 20th century more than we may realize.

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 3, 2017

FIRST® LEGO® League championship this weekend

Forty teams of students from Grades four to eight will compete with LEGO® Mindstorms® robots they created for the FIRST® LEGO® League West Ontario Championships at the University of Waterloo this weekend.

This year’s FIRST® LEGO® League Project explores what is possible if people and animals learn to help each other. The ANIMAL ALLIES® teams will identify problems that arise when animals and humans interact, create innovative solutions to improve interactions between animals and people, and share their solutions with others.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

University of Waterloo ranked among most international universities in the world

The University of Waterloo is among the top 50 universities in the world for strongest global connections, according to a new ranking.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A statement on the U.S. executive order on immigration and travel

Globally and here at home, universities are strengthened by the exchange of talent, ideas and experience from students, faculty, researchers and staff.  The original principle of academic freedom encompassed thought, expression and geography. 

Diversity is a strength of this university and of our country. Together, with universities across Canada, we will continue to welcome students, faculty and staff from around the world including those seeking refuge from violence and injustice.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Study reveals evidence that the universe is a hologram

The first observational evidence that the universe could be a hologram has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.  The international study may lead to new beliefs on the Big Bang Theory and on quantum gravity, one of theoretical physics’ most profound problems.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Public lecture examines the Ontario dementia strategy

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo will host a free public lecture and panel discussion tomorrow on developing Ontario’s dementia strategy. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New guidelines may reduce heart failure complications in long-term care homes

Communication lapses during shift changes, limited staff training, and inadequate specialist support can lead to misdiagnosis and complications in long-term care (LTC) residents with heart failure, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. 

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