News archive - January 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Experts comment on the minimum wage increase

The following professors from the University of Waterloo are available to discuss the news that Ontario will raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour, effective June 1.

Professor Thomas Scott, director, School of Accounting and Finance

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tobacco company’s claims inaccurate, say Waterloo researchers

Claims by cigar distributor Casa Cubana that flavoured tobacco products are not a threat to today’s youth are at odds with research, say researchers at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

On Tuesday the Quebec-based company issued a press release claiming that anti-tobacco groups and health organizations are misleading the public and governments on the dangers of flavoured tobacco use among youth by promoting a limited interpretation of Heath Canada’s Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), conducted by Propel.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Waterloo leads national discussion on wetland protection

With more than half of the world's wetlands destroyed over the past century, Canada is home to about a quarter of what's left, and the University of Waterloo is leading the national conversation highlighting the vital economic and environmental role of wetlands.

The University of Waterloo is bringing together international scientists, economists and policy experts to discuss wetland conservation and sustainability on Friday, January 31. As water system experts, the Ecohydrology Research Group in the Faculty of Science at Waterloo is leading the discussion.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Studies find individuals with ADHD have communicative difficulty

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research from the University of Waterloo. The findings may lead to new remediation that can improve the way individuals with the disorder interact and communicate with others.

The research appears in two published studies. One in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research is focused on children. The other addresses adults and appears in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Velocity startups raise more than $100 million

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Companies in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity startup program have raised more than $100 million in funding in the five years since the incubator was launched.

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