News archive - May 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Public lecture examines legalization of marijuana

The School of Public Health and Health System at the University of Waterloo will host a free public lecture and panel discussion Monday on the legalization and regulation of marijuana.

The Honourable Anne Mclellan, former minister of justice and head of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, will speak on what the new legislation means for public health and what a regulated market may look like in Canada.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New supercomputer and data centre launched at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, Compute Canada and Compute Ontario will officially launch Graham, a powerful new supercomputer and the largest one at any Canadian university.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Just 10 minutes of meditation helps anxious people have better focus

Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent your mind from wandering and is particularly effective if you tend to have repetitive, anxious thoughts, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

The study, which assessed the impact of meditation with 82 participants who experience anxiety, found that developing an awareness of the present moment reduced incidents of repetitive, off-task thinking, a hallmark of anxiety.

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