News archive - May 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Faculty of Arts enhances scholarship funding for promising local students

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts is helping students in Waterloo region get a head start in financing their university studies with a new scholarship that targets incoming undergraduates from local high schools.

The Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship for Waterloo Region offers up to $2,000 top-up funding to 316 new students whose Grade 12 marks are between 95+ and 80 per cent and have applied for full-time studies in the Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business programs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waterloo Engineering awarded $1.65 million to design training program

The University of Waterloo received a federal grant announced today to develop a training program that will help drive innovation in areas as diverse as automotive, aerospace, energy, manufacturing and healthcare. It will provide the knowledge and skills required to engineer the next generation of cyber-physical systems, such as autonomous vehicles that network with one another.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Operational Note: King and Queen of the Netherlands to visit Waterloo

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Waterloo on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Media wishing to attend any portion of the royal visit MUST register in advance by contacting Nick Manning (519-888-4451) at the University of Waterloo no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Space is limited for media for parts of the event program.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Waterloo researcher discovers molecules that could kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells

Researchers have identified new molecules that kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells and that could be used to treat a variety of different cancers. The research shines a light on what happens to cells at the moment they become cancerous.

The research and pre-clinical trial results were published this month as an open access article in EBioMedicine, a new joint research-clinical journal from the editors of Cell and The Lancet.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Researchers theoretically demonstrate the detection of a single nuclear spin at room temperature

For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics.

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