A spacecraft carrying supplies for a new physiology experiment led by a University of Waterloo researcher will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, the Canadian Space Agency announced.
Professor Richard Hughson, of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, leads the experiment, which will link changes in astronauts’ hearts and blood vessels with specific molecules in the blood to determine why astronauts experience conditions that mimic aging-related problems and chronic diseases on earth.
Intact Financial Corporation (TSX : IFC) and the University of Waterloo announced the creation of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) today. The centre will focus on research and building awareness for innovative adaptation solutions to climate change risks facing Canadian homeowners, communities, industries and governments.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, will host a unique competition this weekend for female students in grades 10 and 11. Teams will compete for a trip to Germany that will combine language and cultural studies with highlights of German engineering and research innovation.