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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ontario government awards $2.3 million for early career researchers and infrastructure

Twenty-one researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive $2.3 million from the provincial government to build Ontario’s knowledge-based economy in Waterloo Region.

Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, made the announcement of 11 Early Researcher Awards (ERA) and 10 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards today as part of an investment in Waterloo region worth $3.6 million.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years

Photo credit: Will McInnes/Hakai Institute

Human occupation is usually associated with deteriorated landscapes, but new research shows that 13,000 years of repeated occupation by British Columbia’s coastal First Nations has had the opposite effect, enhancing temperate rainforest productivity.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Waterloo welcomes Schulich Leaders into STEM programs

Four incoming first-year students at the University of Waterloo are recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships, which encourage high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in their future careers. 

Scholarship winners are known as Schulich Leaders and receive between $60,000 and $80,000 towards their university education. The University of Waterloo has been home to 14 Schulich Leaders in the past five years.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.

Professor Linda Nazar and her colleagues from the Faculty of Science at Waterloo made the important discovery, which appears in the journal, Nature Energy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

University of Waterloo appoints vice-president, advancement

The University of Waterloo today named Joanne Shoveller as vice-president, advancement, effective January 1, 2017.  Shoveller is currently associate dean, advancement and alumni relations at INSEAD, The Business School for the World.

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