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Feb. 24, 2011 WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011) - The University of Waterloo’s kinesiology department will host the third annual brain bee for high school students in Waterloo Region and surrounding areas on Saturday.

The contest, open to Grade 9 to 12 students, is one of 13 brain bees scheduled across Canada this winter and spring. It raises awareness about neuroscience by challenging students to answer questions about the brain.

Feb. 23, 2011 WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011) - A University of Waterloo health researcher is collaborating with colleagues around the world to develop a program to reduce incidences of childhood dental caries among First Nations populations.

The unique program designed for pregnant First Nations women will begin this spring in several communities across Ontario and Manitoba. First Nations populations have a higher-than-average rate of dental caries - a bacterial disease that results in tooth decay.

Feb. 15, 2011 WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011) - The University of Waterloo won a gold medal last week from an international organization for its extensive institutional identity program, which sparked new designs for souvenirs, letterhead, recruitment publications, posters and web pages.

The medal was presented in Baltimore during the annual meeting of District II of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. At the same event, Waterloo received several awards for a program aimed at involving alumni in student recruitment.

Feb. 9, 2011 WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011) - The successful rescue efforts in last year's Chilean mine disaster will be explored during a free public lecture at the University of Waterloo next week.

Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans, professors in the department of earth and environmental sciences, will examine the geoengineering triumph in a lecture entitled Disaster and Deliverance: The Chilean Mine Rescue.

Feb. 3, 2011 WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011) - Educational reformer Mary Poplin will next week discuss how religion coexists with the secular world during the annual Pascal Lectures on Christianity and the University.

Poplin, author of Finding Calcutta and Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom, will give a public lecture, Christianity: How the Religious Worldview Became a Secret. It takes place Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre, located in the University of Waterloo's J. G Hagey Hall of the Humanities.

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