News archive - June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Back-to-back books examine milestone economic events on 70th Anniversary of Bretton Woods

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods

A University of Waterloo professor has accomplished an unusual publishing feat: Two books in one summer.

Eric Helleiner, acting chair of the Department of Political Science, spent 11 years poring over archived transcripts and memos to write Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods which is released now at the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NSERC boosts funding for Waterloo researchers on the verge of a breakthrough

Professor Hany Aziz

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) selected nine researchers from the University of Waterloo for increased funds to support their research deemed to be novel or potentially transformative, and likely to contribute to groundbreaking advances.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Greenhouse gas, not fracking, is the larger concern in natural resource development

Five ways a well bore can leak

Leakage from oil and natural gas wells and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions present is of greater environmental concern than fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, say environmental scientists and engineers at the University of Waterloo and Geofirma Engineering, Ltd.

“Hydraulic fracturing is not the main risk,” said Maurice Dusseault, a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. “The main risk is poor well completion that can cause methane leakage.”

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

More than 50,000 expected at 30th Canada Day celebration at University of Waterloo

Canada Day fireworks

The largest Canada Day party in Waterloo Region will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year as the University of Waterloo welcomes more than 50,000 people to the Columbia Lake playing fields.

Over the years, the celebration has flourished, along with the community. Thirty years ago, bands at Waterloo’s Canada Day party played from the back of a flatbed truck. To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the community celebration, Juno-nominated Born Ruffians and Canadian musical icon Steven Page will take the stage.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Not everyone wants cheering up, new study suggests

Professor Denise Marigold in conversation

You may want to rethink cheering up your friends who have low self-esteem because chances are they don't want to hear it.

People with low self-esteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness. A new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University found that they likely don't want you to try to boost their spirits.

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