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Monday, June 29, 2015

Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades.

Their simple theory is expected to open up the study of glasses to non-experts and undergraduates as well as inspire breakthroughs in novel nanomaterials.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Canada Day celebration at University of Waterloo to be biggest ever

With close to 60,000 guests expected, more food trucks than ever before and an expanded roster of free children’s activities, this year is set to be the University of Waterloo’s largest Canada Day celebration yet.

Coming off a spectacular 30th anniversary last year, Waterloo region’s premiere Canada Day celebration is proud to present shining examples of Canadian musical talent. Kim Mitchell, Canadian rock icon and hit machine, and The Strumbellas, a Juno-Award-winning, six-piece, folk pop-grass band, will both perform on the OpenText Stage.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Residence will set new standard for student living

Architectural drawing of new student residence

The University of Waterloo broke ground today to mark the official start of construction of an innovative new residence for undergraduate students.

The student-focused design is a result of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders to create a living environment that enhances learning opportunities for its residents.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Construction begins on new student residence at Waterloo

A ceremony to mark the official start of construction of a new residence for undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo will take place this week.

Once complete, the new residence will house more than 500 students, and will enable the University to continue to offer its first-year housing guarantee for undergraduate students.

The innovative, student-focused design is a result of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders to help ensure a happy and productive living environment for its residents.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Waterloo researchers on verge of a breakthrough chosen for NSERC funding boost

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) selected seven researchers from the University of Waterloo to receive a funding boost to further their transformational and potentially groundbreaking research.

The Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) recipients named by NSERC today are among more than 120 Waterloo researchers who have received more than $21 million to further their research through programs such as Discovery grants and grants for equipment.

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