News archive - January 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Maplesoft and University of Waterloo launch online mathematical courseware

CEMC courseware

The University of Waterloo and Maplesoft have announced a partnership to provide effective, engaging, online education for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. Combining rich course materials developed by the University with Maple T.A., Maplesoft’s online testing and assessment system, and Maplesoft technology for developing, managing, and displaying dynamic STEM content, the collaboration has produced a platform for engaging and efficient learning.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Waterloo research to make structures safer receives funding

Research from the University of Waterloo that will promote early detection of structural failures in bridges, piers and tunnels is among the projects receiving support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced today.

Professor Sriram Narasimhan, from the Faculty of Engineering at Waterloo, will receive $100,000 for his research into smart infrastructure. He is cross-appointed to Waterloo’s departments of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical and mechatronics engineering.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Waterloo appoints new dean of the Faculty of Science

Robert Lemieux

The University of Waterloo named Robert Lemieux as dean of the Faculty of Science. Professor Lemieux succeeds current dean Terry McMahon, who completes his term on June 30, 2015.

He joins Waterloo from Queen’s University, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry and serves as associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Waterloo researchers lead aging and technology projects in new network

Wearable devices designed to prevent bedsores and sensors able to track night wandering are just two of the projects researchers from the University of Waterloo will lead for AGE-WELL, one of five new Networks of Centres of Excellence in Canada.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Accelerator Centre Announces $8M in Funding, Launches AC JumpStart Program to Help Tech Start-ups Start and Grow their Business in Waterloo Region

Waterloo (Ontario), CANADA, January 15, 2015 – The Accelerator Centre® (AC), an award-winning centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship located in Waterloo, Ontario, announced today it will receive $8 million in funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to establish AC JumpStart, an innovative incubation and mentorship program aimed at helping technology start-ups establish and grow their business in Waterloo Region.  The announcement, was made

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