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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waterloo hosts science open house, gem and mineral show this weekend

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011) - The University of Waterloo will host its annual science open house this weekend to introduce children and their parents to an assortment of fun and hands-on activities.

The free annual event, hosted by the faculty of science, offers activities and demonstrations aimed at children from kindergarten to grade eight, as well as their families.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Maclean's rankings confirm Waterloo's reputation as Canada's most innovative university

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011) - Maclean's magazine has once again recognized the University of Waterloo as having the best reputation of any Canadian university.

Waterloo has again been recognized as the top university in the Reputation Survey of the Maclean's annual rankings of Canadian universities. Waterloo has also taken the top spot in two of the three reputation subcategories - Most Innovative and Leaders of Tomorrow - and finished third in the Highest Quality subcategory.
Monday, October 24, 2011

Gairdner recipient Adrian Bird gives talk to local students about Rett syndrome

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Oct. 24, 2011) - An award-winning genetics scientist will speak to local high school students about his research on Rett syndrome at a talk hosted by the University of Waterloo on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Adrian Bird will give a morning talk entitled A scientific journey: from blue skies research to neurological disease. He will also give a scientific lecture in the afternoon entitled CpG Signalling in health and disease.
Friday, October 21, 2011

Kevin O'Leary to give talk on new book at University of Waterloo event

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, Oct. 21, 2011) - Kevin O'Leary, a celebrity on CBC's Dragons' Den, will share key secrets on entrepreneurship when talking about his new book at an event hosted by the University of Waterloo bookstore on Monday, Oct. 24.

The book, entitled Cold Hard Truth, is both a personal story - success against the odds - and a practical business book. It features quizzes, questionnaires and lists designed to help average businesspersons hone their entrepreneurial and financial instincts.
Thursday, October 20, 2011

New index of wellbeing challenges Canada's GDP as sole measure of progress

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011) - Canada has become a world leader in measuring wellbeing with the launch of a new comprehensive composite index set to challenge the gross domestic product (GDP) as the sole measure of our country's progress, says the Honourable Roy Romanow, advisory board chair for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), located at the University of Waterloo.
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