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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Expert Advisory – The Implications of Widespread Flooding

With heavy rains and melting snow predicted for much of this week there have been numerous flood warnings issued and evacuation exercises undertaken in Brantford. This extreme weather could have potentially damaging implications for infrastructure, homes and the natural environment. The University of Waterloo has several experts available to speak on this topic.

Shawna Peddle – FloodSmart Canada

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Self-esteem key to treating mental health

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.
As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Expert Advisory - Secondary suites new option for affordable housing

Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to share their expertise regarding the planned move by the City of Cambridge to retrofit homes to include a legal secondary suite.

Brian Doucet – School of Planning

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eye exams linked to kids’ reading levels

Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

The study showed that children with reading challenges may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, something a standard eye exam may overlook.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We stand with Indigenous people

Over the past few days, we have heard from many in the campus community on how our nation is doing in terms of building positive and supportive relationships with Indigenous people.

It is important to acknowledge these voices as well as the perspectives contained in an open letter to Canadian university presidents from Indigenous faculty members and others across the country. The letter calls on all post-secondary institutions to review their current approaches to working with Indigenous people and communities.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Overhaul of environmental assessment process

An expert from the University of Waterloo is available to discuss the federal government’s plans to streamline the approval process for major natural resource projects and other major changes to environment and energy policies.

Robert Gibson – School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Friday, February 9, 2018

Expert Advisory - Black History Month

Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to share their expertise regarding the successes and hurdles African Americans face in Canadian society today, in recognition of Black History Month this February.

Naila Keleta-Mae - Department of Drama and Speech Communication

Friday, February 9, 2018

University of Waterloo creates Canada’s first problem lab

The University of Waterloo is launching a new program to help students with the first step of entrepreneurial innovation — the identification and definition of an important consumer, industrial, economic or technical problem.

The Problem Lab will be spearheaded by Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith, and is made possible by $300,000 in seed funding from Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, principals of Quantum Valley Investments® and founders of Blackberry.

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