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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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Warnings on Packs, and Comprehensive Smokefree Laws

* The initial successes of tobacco control in the Republic of Korea have not been sustained in the past 6 years *

* Smoking related diseases kill more than 55,000 people each year in Korea*

* Smokers favor stronger tobacco control: Nearly 40 per cent of smokers would approve of a complete ban on all tobacco products and 55 per cent support plain packaging*

 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Satellite finds rising carbon dioxide levels in upper atmosphere

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Nov. 12, 2012) - A research project with its roots at the University of Waterloo has found that human activity is raising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the uppermost layers of the atmosphere.

It is the first hard evidence that such levels are increasing there at a faster rate than can be explained by solar activity or exhaust from rocket launches. The project’s CO2 measurements are reported in the latest issue of Nature GeoScience.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

University of Waterloo selected to recruit Canada Excellence Research Chair

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012) – The University of Waterloo is one of eight Canadian universities selected to nominate prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs).

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