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Monday, March 31, 2014

Experts: Latest IPCC report raises concerns about adapting to new climate reality

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest authoritative scientific report on the global consequences of climate change in Yokahama, Japan today. 

The report indicates that changes in climate in recent decades have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. The risks of climate change are going to increase substantially as the climate continues to change in the decades ahead, the report’s authors conclude.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Four University of Waterloo engineering professors named Canada Research Chairs

Critical research into health care operations, medical imaging systems, micro-nano devices for cancer detection and smart energy distribution received a boost with four University of Waterloo engineering professors receiving new and renewed appointments as Canada Research Chairs today.

The appointments add more than $2 million in funding to the University.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Startup wins new hardware award at Velocity Fund Finals

Winners of the Velocity Fund Finals

Palette, a company that created a freeform hardware interface that can be built like Lego to control your favourite software, won the first-ever award for best hardware-based startup at the Velocity Fund Finals, and was one of several big winners at the event that took place at the University of Waterloo today.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Expert: Global climate change regulations expose Canadian investors to carbon bubble

Jason Thistlethwaite, from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak about the potential financial risks to the energy economy due to reduced greenhouse gas emission scenarios.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waterloo student selected to help save endangered species

Wildlife Preservation Canada has selected Martin Kastner, a student from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, for “Canada’s New Noah,” a program providing practical training and field experience in managing and conserving endangered species.

Each year, more than 100 candidates—including undergraduate, master's, and PhD students, practicing wildlife biologists and veterinarians—apply for the one coveted position.

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