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Friday, January 30, 2015

Local middle school students celebrate World Wetlands Day with University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group will welcome 175 middle school students from four local schools for an exclusive morning workshop as part of World Wetlands Day on Monday.

World Wetlands Day is an annual celebration commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an international treaty with 168 contracting parties committed to protecting more than 200 million hectares of designated wetlands. Canada comprises a surprising 25% of the world's wetlands.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Students learn to manage debt with an EnRICHing experience from Dragon

Media are invited to attend the launch of the EnRICHed Start program at the University of Waterloo. The launch will feature former Dragon’s Den star, Bruce Croxon.

EnRICHed Start is a video-based learning program that teaches young people how to manage credit, save money effectively, and invest wisely. Designed to help students get out of debt, it will also open doors for students to become successful entrepreneurs and investors in the future.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Expert panel to discuss looming youth housing crisis

A new project studying the housing challenges facing young adults and Millennials in our cities will be the topic of a panel discussion at the University of Waterloo this week.

Professor Markus Moos, from the Faculty of Environment at Waterloo, leads the project called Generationed City and is available to the media to the discuss the important issues it will investigate.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Public lecture debunks myths about dementia

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo will host a free public lecture and panel discussion tomorrow. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Minister Ed Holder and MP Peter Braid announce support of quantum research at Waterloo

A student writes on a wall in the Quantum-Nano Centre

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo announced renewed support for the Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo today.  

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