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Monday, November 30, 2015

Waterloo to lead new experiment aboard International Space Station

A spacecraft carrying supplies for a new physiology experiment led by a University of Waterloo researcher will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, the Canadian Space Agency announced.

Professor Richard Hughson, of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, leads the experiment, which will link changes in astronauts’ hearts and blood vessels with specific molecules in the blood to determine why astronauts experience conditions that mimic aging-related problems and chronic diseases on earth.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Intact donation launches Waterloo centre to make communities more resilient to climate change

Intact Financial Corporation (TSX : IFC) and the University of Waterloo announced the creation of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) today. The centre will focus on research and building awareness for innovative adaptation solutions to climate change risks facing Canadian homeowners, communities, industries and governments.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Unique engineering design competition challenges girls in culture and engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, will host a unique competition this weekend for female students in grades 10 and 11. Teams will compete for a trip to Germany that will combine language and cultural studies with highlights of German engineering and research innovation.

Friday, November 27, 2015

President of University of Waterloo brings disruptive innovation model of education to Asia

Adopting the University of Waterloo’s innovative education model could help catalyze Hong Kong’s innovation ecosystem, according to the school’s president, who spoke as part of a series of events on a visit to Asia this week.

Speaking at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Professor Feridun Hamdullahpur outlined Waterloo’s efforts to transform higher education to support real-world talent development, startup formation, foreign direct investment and high-end commercialization and manufacturing.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Intact donation launches Waterloo centre to make Canadian communities more resilient to climate change

Media are invited to attend the launch of a new centre that will focus on research and building awareness nationwide for innovative adaptation solutions to increased extreme weather facing Canadian homeowners, communities, industries and governments.

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