News archive - October 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

University of Waterloo most innovative for 23rd year in a row

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s top university for innovation for the 23rd consecutive year and Best Overall for 2015, according to Maclean's magazine.

The Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also saw Waterloo move up to the top spot in the Leaders of Tomorrow category. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Public lecture explores health inequalities

Research indicates that the more socially and economically privileged people are, the better their health.  On Monday, Sir Michael Marmot, renowned public health researcher, will explore this topic in a free lecture at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

University of Waterloo approves $88-million Engineering 7 building

Architect rendering of Engineering 7 building

The University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors approved the construction of the $88-million Engineering 7 (E7) building yesterday. The University’s Building and Properties Committee made the proposal for the 230,000-square-foot, seven-storey building to house Waterloo Engineering’s ongoing transformation of how it delivers education to students.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Experts discuss bridging opposing views on environment and economy

The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister, will give the keynote address and join other thought leaders from politics, business, media and academia in Toronto this week to discuss polarization in Canada when it comes to sustainable development, and the effect on the environment and our economy.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problems

Professor Stuart McGill demonstrates the motion of the spine during sex

Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving women with bad backs renewed hope for better sex lives. The findings—part of the first-ever study to document how the spine moves during sex—outline which sex positions are best for women suffering from different types of low back pain.  The new recommendations follow on the heels of comparable guidelines for men released last month.

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