News archive - October 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Symposium showcases aging research

The Network for Aging Research at the University of Waterloo will host Donald Stuss, president & scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute, at a symposium showcasing the latest advances in aging research on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

University of Waterloo completes 111th convocation

More than 2,300 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo's 111th convocation, which took place this week. The University conferred 1,317 undergraduate degrees and 1,017 graduate degrees.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Failing to account for climate change in mining land reclamation may cost billions: study

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are warning that plans to reclaim mined land risk failure and could cost industry and government billions in future cleanup costs if they do not take into account the affects of climate change.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

University of Waterloo holds 111th convocation this week

The Honourable Roy J. Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan, will be among the honourees when more than 2,300 students receive degrees at the University of Waterloo's convocation ceremonies taking place this week.

Premier from 1991 to 2001, Romanow went on to lead the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, resulting in a landmark report in 2002. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws and address convocation at the ceremony for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science on Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Waterloo students engage the community at 21st Annual Science Open House

The 21st annual Science Open House and Gem & Mineral Show will take place at the University of Waterloo this weekend, featuring more hands-on activities than ever before.

The event is full of fun for budding scientists, who can get a souvenir photo of themselves dressed up as scientists, pan for gold, extract banana DNA, explore a giant cell, concoct slime from household products and link tree rings to climate events, all while learning about chemistry, genetics, momentum and climate change.

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