A leading figure in the organization that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be among the recipients of honorary doctorates at the University of Waterloo’s convocation next month. Close to 5,800 students will receive their degrees at 12 different ceremonies.
Children as young as age three are able to make judgements about who owns an object based on its location, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The findings also show that children can sense an item’s ownership without seeing someone interact with it. They intuitively know who owns an item, even if their parents have not pointed that out to them.
More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.
Kim Cuddington, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo, led the team that produced a probability map for North America showing where the emerald ash borer is likely to kill trees.
The government has passed changes to the country's tobacco laws that will give Health Canada the power to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes. Legislation has also been passed that will formally legalize, and heavily regulate vaping.
The University of Waterloo has experts available to speak on plain packaging for cigarettes and vaping.
São Paulo, Brazil is on the verge of facing a similar crisis to what was experienced in Cape Town, South Africa – “Day Zero.” The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo is working together with the Secretariat for the Environment of the State of Sao Paulo to put a comprehensive work plan to investigate the key water supply risks and water management opportunities available to the state of Sao Paulo.
A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.
The study, which involved researchers from Waterloo’s Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Engineering, found that the data from wearable sensors and artificial intelligence that assesses changes in aerobic responses could one day predict whether a person is experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
The University of Waterloo launched the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada today.
The organization brings together Canadian post-secondary institutions, civil society members and others to mobilize around the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
As part of the launch, Waterloo is hosting a free public lecture today, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8, with a keynote address by acclaimed development economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN.
According to a study from the University of Waterloo the more diverse your friendship group the more likely you are to engage in strategic voting, which can lead to better electoral outcomes for the entire population.
The study further found that the more closely we associate with friends and colleagues who share a similar ideology, the more likely our view of the world is reinforced. This well-known property of social networks is known as homophily (often called the echo chamber effect) and is perhaps what’s behind the adage that birds of a feather flock together.