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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Expert advisory: Federal Government moves towards plain cigarette packaging

Professor David Hammond, a leading tobacco control expert and professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak on the Federal government’s move towards restricting the packaging of tobacco products.

Friday, May 27, 2016

3-D model reveals how invisible waves move materials within aquatic ecosystems

A 3-D model of mode-2 internal waves

Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world’s oceans by waves invisible to the naked eye according to a new 3-D model developed by mathematicians at the University of Waterloo.

David Deepwell, a graduate student, and Professor Marek Stastna in Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics have created a 3-D simulation that showcases how materials such phytoplankton, contaminants, and nutrients move within aquatic ecosystems via underwater bulges called mode-2 internal waves.

Friday, May 27, 2016

High school students gear up for electric vehicle challenge

Teams from 14 high schools across Ontario will compete in the fifth annual Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle Challenge at the University of Waterloo on Saturday.

Students will face off in endurance races, driving the cars they have designed and built on a temporary racecourse set up on Waterloo’s East Campus.  

Unique to Waterloo Engineering, the challenge involves engineering knowledge, experiential learning, fabrication skills, and teamwork. There are prizes for the best results on the racetrack, as well as excellence in engineering design and manufacturing.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Silicon Valley VC firm partners with Waterloo Engineering for new $2 million entrepreneurship program

Lyon Wong announces the new VC program

The University of Waterloo is partnering with a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm to provide a new entrepreneurship program for students that includes access to a $2 million venture capital fund and expertise from the world’s leading startup ecosystem.

Starting this June the Waterloo Engineering | Spectrum 28 Student Venture Program will provide senior students with early-stage venture support through pop up classes and expert mentorship in addition to the opportunity to compete for funding.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Conference looks at future of education

Thought leaders, researchers, practitioners and senior administrators from post-secondary institutions across Canada will gather in Waterloo next week to discuss the ways technology, innovation and societal change are shaping education in Canada.

The Centre for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo, a leader in online learning in Canada, will host the joint conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.

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