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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

University of Waterloo students celebrate Canada Day with local community

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, June 28, 2011) - The University of Waterloo and its Federation of Students will hold one of the largest Canada Day celebrations in Ontario this week, presenting live music, children's events and fireworks.

Organizers expect more than 60,000 local residents will join the university community to celebrate Canada's 144th birthday on Friday, July 1, at the Columbia Lake fields, along Columbia Street West. The student-led event, now in its 27th year, offers a wide range of fun activities for all ages and diverse musical entertainment.
Monday, June 27, 2011

New study finds patchwork of licence requirements for older drivers

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, June 27, 2011) - A national study shows that licensing polices for older drivers, which until now have not been fully documented, vary widely in Canada.

Requirements for licence renewal, reporting practices, appeals processes and options for restricted licences largely depend on where someone lives, according to the researchers, Anita Myers from the University of Waterloo, Brenda Vrkljan from McMaster University and Shawn Marshall from the University of Ottawa.
Monday, June 13, 2011

Spring convocation graduates 4,744 students; top pianist Jean-Philippe Collard performs

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, June 13, 2011) - The University of Waterloo will graduate its first class of students in two aviation programs this week, as well as award thousands of other degrees and diplomas, including 11 honorary doctorates during spring convocation.

A total of 3,940 undergraduate and 804 graduate students will graduate at ceremonies to be held Wednesday through Saturday (June 15-18) in the physical activities complex.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waterloo researcher gets funding to refine sea ice classification system

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, June 8, 2011) - A University of Waterloo engineering researcher has received funding to refine a breakthrough technology to more correctly identify sea ice, an important clue in tracking climate change in the North and South Poles.

David Clausi, a professor of systems design engineering, has been awarded a $150,000, 18-month grant for key development work on the Map-guided Ice Classification System (MAGIC). The strategic investment initiative is funded by a NSERC Network of Centres of Excellence, known as GEOIDE (Geomatics for Informed Decisions).
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Waterloo's tech park renamed David Johnston Research + Technology Park

WATERLOO, Ont. (Sunday, June 5, 2011) - The University of Waterloo has honoured its fifth university president and Canada’s 28th Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston, by officially renaming its highly successful research and technology park the David Johnston Research + Technology Park.
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