News archive - February 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Expert in entrepreneurship to reveal the world’s top business problems

A Waterloo professor whose TED talk has more than 4.7 million views will speak next week on the top 10 commercial problems around the world.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Waterloo vision scientists discover potential treatment for adults with lazy eye

Professor Thompson adjusts a transcranial direct current stimulation device on a patient

A new treatment for adults with lazy eye, a condition previously thought to be treatable only in childhood, is one step closer as a result of research from the University of Waterloo in Canada and Sun Yat-sen University in China.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Rechargeable battery expert awarded prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Zhongwei Chen

A University of Waterloo researcher is the recipient of an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for his work in developing new materials that make batteries and fuel cells smaller, lighter and longer-lasting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

International space-based observatory involving Waterloo astrophysicist launches

A simulated Black Hole of ten solar masses as seen from a distance of 600km with the Milky Way in the background

ASTRO-H, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) flagship space-based x-ray astronomy observatory is scheduled to launch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:45 am EST from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. The state-of-art observatory marks the first time Canada is a full partner in an earth-orbiting x-ray astronomy mission.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

$5.2 million awarded to five Canada Research Chairs at Waterloo

Five researchers at the University of Waterloo were named Canada Research Chairs (CRC) today.

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