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Monday, November 27, 2017

University of Waterloo expands research and education partnerships in Hong Kong

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, signed three agreements last week expanding the institution’s teaching and research partnerships with two universities in Hong Kong.

Two of the agreements are with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and include a strategic partnership agreement as well as a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration.

Waterloo also signed an agreement with Hong Kong’s Lingnan University, where the two institutions have agreed to start an undergraduate exchange program.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Federal government to apologize for discrimination

A UWaterloo expert is available to speak to the media about the historic apology that the prime minister is expected to issue for the number of people fired from government jobs, pressured to quit jobs in public service or charged because of their sexual orientation. Justin Trudeau is anticipated to make the apology in the House of Commons on November 28.

Corey Johnson — Applied Health Sciences

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Expert Advisory - National housing strategy

The following expert is available to speak about the content and implications of the recently announced National Housing Strategy.

Brian Doucet - Faculty of Environment

Brian Doucet is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning. He researches gentrification, neighborhood change, urban inequalities and flagship developments. He also looks at grassroots movements and urban resistance in North America and Europe.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World leaders discuss implementation of climate change agreement

Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to speak about COP23, the United Nations climate change conference, where leaders from around the world are meeting to discuss ways to implement the Paris Agreement. The summit is taking place this week in Bonn.

Sarah Burch — Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing.

New deep-learning AI software produced with that technology is compact enough to fit on mobile computer chips for use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots.

That would allow devices to operate independent of the internet while using AI that performs almost as well as tethered neural networks.

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