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Friday, June 28, 2013

Speed-eating champion to attempt Timbits® record

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, June 28, 2013) – Canada Day in Waterloo will be celebrated with the help of Tim Hortons and a world-record holder, the University of Waterloo announced today.

As part of Waterloo’s bigger and better Canada Day celebration, the speed-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi – famed for his world record for eating 110 weiners in 10 minutes – will perform a demonstration on Canada’s national day for the first time.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Book from Waterloo professor teaches how to build a brain

WATERLOO, Ont., (Tuesday, June 25, 2013) – It sounds like science fiction, but a new book by a University of Waterloo professor is actually a step-by-step guide, teaching readers how they can build their own computer model of the human brain.

How To Build a Brain by Professor Chris Eliasmith details how and he and his team built Spaun, the world’s largest functional brain model. The book gives hands-on tutorials that even newcomers to the field can undertake, quickly allowing them to construct a wide range of biologically realistic brain models.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer camp results in lasting behaviour change in youth

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, June 24, 2013) — The positive development that children and youth experience at summer camp results in sustained behavioural changes at home, school and in the community, says a new study from a team of researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Expert: Alberta flood ends Canada's lucky trend

Jason Thistlethwaite, PhD is available to speak about the flooding situation in Alberta.

Less than 24 hours of extreme rainfall in the Bow River Basin has led to an unprecedented and historic flooding event in southern Alberta.  This flood is much worse than a similar flood event that occurred in 2005, which at the time was considered a 1-in-100-years flood event.

Friday, June 21, 2013

More than 40,000 expected to attend Waterloo’s bigger, better Canada Day

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, June 21, 2013) – Canada Day in Waterloo is set to be bigger than ever as the University of Waterloo and Federation of Students unveil new plans to mark the national holiday at the Columbia Lake playing fields.

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