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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Waterloo professors awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure

Nineteen researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive a total of $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research.

The funds are awarded through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and will provide researchers with the foundational research infrastructure necessary to lead in their field. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Fredericton today.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Information night features tips on planning for university

The University of Waterloo will host an information session on planning for a university education for students in Grades 9 to 11 and their parents.

Grade 10 Family Night will take place next week, and will help students learn what they can do now to prepare for applying to any of Ontario's universities.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UWaterloo researchers awarded $3 million for strategic research partnerships

Five researchers from the University of Waterloo who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Study says Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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