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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Expert Advisory - 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to express their expertise in anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang:

Janusz Pawliszyn – Chemistry

Monday, January 29, 2018

RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of Waterloo

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cyber security lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new type of Botox

Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

The study was compiled by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and Chile’s University of Valparaiso. It showed vaccinated fish tend to show more symptoms when contracting diseases, with the health impacts and ultimately deaths occurring as if they’d never received a vaccine.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Expert Advisory - Fight over Yonge Street bike lanes

The following expert is available to speak about the report suggesting that Toronto remove two vehicle lanes between Sheppard and Finch Aves to free up space for bike lanes and boulevards.
 
Brian Doucet - School of Planning
 
Brian Doucet is an associate professor in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment. He researches gentrification, neighbourhood change, urban inequalities and flagship developments. His work also examines grassroots movements and urban resistance in North America and Europe.
 

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