News archive - January 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Expert Advisory – Bank of Canada

An expert from the University of Waterloo is available to speak to the media about the Bank of Canada’s announcement regarding interest rates today.
 
Jean-Paul Lam – Economics

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Expert Advisory – Canada’s Carbon Price

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that Ottawa is preparing to relax carbon-pricing measures to aid industry competitiveness.
 
University of Waterloo professor Jatin Nathwani, Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is available to talk on the subject.
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Executive director quits inquiry: Expert available

A UWaterloo expert is available to speak to the media about the loss of the executive director of the federally funded commission examining missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Lori Campbell — Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Monday, January 15, 2018

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.

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