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Friday, January 29, 2016

Waterloo hosts provincial skills competition for engineering students

The University of Waterloo will draw talented engineering students from across the province this week for the Ontario Engineering Competition to showcase their engineering skills and communication proficiency.

Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering will welcome about 300 competitors from 16 Ontario universities and colleges as well as judges, sponsors and guests for the annual competition from January 29 to 31.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Badge Day brings girl guides to engineering

More than 120 local girl guides will earn their computer skills badges at the University of Waterloo on Saturday. Members of the media are invited to attend.

As part of this Badge Day event, the girls will meet engineering students and staff and visit five activity stations to learn about different computer skills. They will discover how a computer makes decisions, how information is kept private, learn to code and more.

Friday, January 29, 2016

University of Waterloo hosts First Lego League Ontario West Championship

Nearly 40 teams of children ranging in ages from nine to 14 will compete with robots they created at the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Ontario West Championships at the University of Waterloo tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Public lecture examines power of music to improve dementia

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo will host a free public lecture and panel discussion tomorrow about the positive effects of music on individuals living with memory loss and dementia. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Recognizing health concerns in wind energy development a key recommendation in new study

As wind energy development blossoms in Canada and around the world, opposition at the community level is challenging the viability of the industry. A new study with research from the University of Waterloo, published in Nature Energy, identifies four major factors leading to disputes over wind farms, and offers recommendations on avoiding disagreements.

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