News archive - January 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Government of Canada commits $32.6 million for new Waterloo Engineering building

The federal government today announced it will contribute $32.6 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art engineering building at the University of Waterloo.  Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, MP for Waterloo, announced the funding under a program to update research and innovation infrastructure.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wastewater treatment upgrades result in major reduction of intersex fish

Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario’s Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

University of Waterloo awarded funding to expand access to the Internet

Research at the University of Waterloo that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas will receive $6.1 million in joint funding from C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (C-COM) and the federal government.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Maplesoft, University of Waterloo partner to improve online STEM education

Combination of technology infrastructure with high quality content offers complete online learning solution

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waterloo researchers help launch and demonstrate new autonomous vehicle

A research team at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. For example, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications allow the vehicle to detect in advance when a traffic light will change.

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