News archive - March 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Aboriginal youth partner with Waterloo as part of food security study

Indigenous youth from the Kluane First Nation will visit the University of Waterloo next week as part of an initiative to test fish mercury levels in Northern Canada in light of changes to traditional food sources in the Yukon.

The group will visit Professor Heidi Swanson’s biology lab to test fish mercury levels from samples the children collected from Kluane Lake, the largest lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Exhibition of influential architects’ work has only Canadian showing at Waterloo

An international exhibition featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects — including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas — has its only Canadian showing at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Waterloo maintains rankings amongst world’s top subjects

qs subject rankings

The University of Waterloo maintained a total of eleven subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world and three among the top 50, according to results published today.

The rankings, published by UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), put Waterloo 26th in the world for its work in Computer Science and 29th for Mathematics. Geography at Waterloo rose three places to rank 45th in the world.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Expert Advisory: Economist available to comment on the federal budget

Professor Jean-Paul Lam, from the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak to the media about the 2016 federal budget. Professor Lam can provide commentary in both English and French.

“The focus of the Liberals’ election platform was to make significant investments in infrastructure, address climate change and help the middle class with various tax cuts and social measures," said Professor Lam. "We expect to see these themes figure predominantly in the budget tomorrow. It will also offer a glimpse of the size of deficits to come.”

Friday, March 18, 2016

Exhibition showcases best of student artwork

Fourth-year fine arts students at the University of Waterloo are showcasing their work in a special exhibit, representing a broad spectrum of materials, themes, media and concepts.

Zenith, the 42nd Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition, runs for the next three weeks at University’s art gallery.

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