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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Distinguished professor wins prestigious award for computer scientists

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012) - A professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo was selected a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the highest honours in the field.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New science complex builds on commitment to undergraduate studies

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012) – The new home for undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo is one step closer to reality with today's groundbreaking of the new Science Teaching Complex. 

The five-storey, 120 000-square-foot building will be located in the heart of campus. Demand for the Faculty’s successful undergraduate program has grown significantly in recent years. The complex will be dedicated to the undergraduates, providing resources they need to succeed while they study at Waterloo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

University of Waterloo’s Environment 3 building earns LEED Platinum certification

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012) - Environment 3, the newest building at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, has earned platinum status for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The third-party certification administered by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Waterloo researchers create world's largest functioning model of the brain

Photo of Professor Eliasmith seated in front of a graphic of the human brain

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012) – A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain. It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Balsillie School of International Affairs agreement fully protects academic integrity

In April 2012, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) raised questions regarding the governance structure of the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) as it pertains to academic integrity. CAUT threatened to censure the administrations of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in the event its concerns were left unaddressed.

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