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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vice-President, Academic & Provost Steps Down

Dr. Sallie Ann Keller has stepped down from her position as Vice-President, Academic & Provost at the University of Waterloo, effective immediately. Dr. Keller cited personal reasons for her decision to resign.

"On behalf of the University of Waterloo, I would like to wish Professor Keller well as she begins the next stage of her distinguished career, and thank her for her contributions to the university community," said President & Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Waterloo experts: National Non-Smoking Week

This week is National Non-Smoking Week. The following University of Waterloo experts are available for comment in media stories about tobacco use.

Professor Geoffrey Fong

Department of Psychology and the School of Public Health and Health Systems

Monday, January 21, 2013

New partnership will drive electric vehicle research

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Jan. 21, 2013) - Research into green transportation in Ontario just got a boost, thanks to a new partnership that lets researchers and drivers see how well electric vehicles perform.

The new collaboration, called Drive4Data, is the first of its kind in Canada and involves the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) at the University of Waterloo and FleetWise EV300, an initiative of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF).

Friday, January 18, 2013

Public lecture and exhibition challenge dementia myths

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, Jan. 18, 2013)— If you think dementia only afflicts the elderly, just ask Mary Beth Wighton. At the age of 45, Wighton was diagnosed with frontotemporal lobe dementia, a rare form of dementia with no treatment or cure.

“Being so young with a diagnosis of dementia baffled people,” said Wighthon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Groundbreaking research at Waterloo receives federal funding

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013) - A research facility that will one day develop the technology that enables hybrid vehicles to feed energy into the power grid is among the innovative research initiatives at the University of Waterloo that received major funding announced today. 

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