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Friday, February 26, 2016

Future health leaders meet to discuss global challenges

Future health leaders from four universities will meet to discuss global challenges with current experts at the third annual Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research student forum on Saturday. The University of Waterloo is hosting the event, which will focus on innovative approaches to tackling global health challenges ranging from refugee crises and climate change to epidemic outbreaks.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Three Ontario universities receive funding to create Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

In Ehsan Toyserkani's Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab, researchers are exploring the potential of 3D printing technology

Three of the top research-intensive and industrially collaborative universities in Ontario – McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University – received $35 million in funding over five years from the Government of Ontario today as part of a $50 million project aimed at combining existing strengths in the heart of Ontario’s manufacturing region to create an Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Holocaust architecture evidence to be showcased at prestigious Venice Biennale

Front Sectional Elevation of The Evidence Room

An Auschwitz exhibit, focusing on a forensic analysis of the crematoria produced by University of Waterloo professors and students, will be featured at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

The Evidence Room, created by Waterloo School of Architecture professors Anne Bordeleau, Donald McKay, Robert Jan van Pelt, and colleague Sascha Hastings, along with a team of Waterloo students, will be on display in the Central Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy from May 28 to November 27, 2016.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stratford campus hosts inaugural Game Design Camp

Students, game designers, developers, educators and industry leaders will join forces this weekend at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus to compete in developing a novel one-button video game.

The inaugural Game Design Camp will provide an immersive hands-on experience in game design and commercialization. Racing against the clock, teams will be challenged to develop, design and test a one-button game for future development.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Expert available to comment on Ontario budget

Professor Anna Esselment, from the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak to the media about the 2016 Ontario budget.

“This is the first Ontario budget since the election of the new government in Ottawa,” said Professor Esselment. “The focus will likely be on job creation and economic development, with the province signalling its priorities in advance of next month’s federal budget.”

Minister Charles Sousa will table the budget at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 25.

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