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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Housing prices and debt push millennials to live with their parents

High housing prices, debt, and job instability have led to an increasing number of millennials to live at home, according to a new report from the University of Waterloo.

The report, GenY at Home, was released today and builds on recent census data findings that show 47.4 per cent of millennials, also known as GenY, in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) live with their parents.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Standard Will Help Make New Communities Flood-Resilient: Canada is Ahead of the Curve

Every year, flooding hits communities across Canada causing millions of dollars in property damage and stress to homeowners.

New research from the University of Waterloo, funded by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and conducted by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation identifies 20 best practices to design and build new residential communities that are more flood-resilient.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waterloo marks progress on gender equality efforts at UN

Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur joined delegates from around the world at the HeForShe IMPACT Event to recognize advancements in gender equality.

The event was hosted by UN Women in New York City, and was attended by heads of state, global CEOs and university presidents who committed their organizations to tangible gender equality goals in 2015 as part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

University of Waterloo medical technology startup named to Canadian innovation list

A medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month.

Elucid Labs, a startup founded by three University of Waterloo researchers, uses AI technology in a small imaging device for the early detection of skin cancer. The technology helps dermatologists make better, faster decisions and reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies.

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