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Thursday, March 29, 2018

A-Line secures top prize at Velocity Fund Finals on second attempt

A-Line Orthopaedics, a company developing implants for safer and faster surgeries, was one of the four big winners at the 21st staging of the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) held at the University of Waterloo.

Velocity, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, is a comprehensive entrepreneurship program at Waterloo providing the resources and mentorship to help founders initiate and incubate high-growth startups.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Expert Advisory – Facebook privacy issues

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Facebook’s use of data and the privacy of Facebook users, the University of Waterloo has experts available to comment on security and privacy challenges, business ethics, the future of information privacy and the internet, and how this may influence user decisions.

Aimée Morrison – English Language and Literature

Aimée Morrison is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, specializing in new media studies and social media.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

University of Waterloo partners with Tsinghua University on energy and pollution research collaboration centre

The University of Waterloo is partnering with Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on a research collaboration centre that will advance science in the areas of nanotechnology, energy, and pollution control.

The centre—known as Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research Centre for Micro/Nano Energy & Environment Technology—officially opened today.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Statement on the provincial budget

The University of Waterloo supports the Government of Ontario’s continued investments in accessibility for students and promotion of experiential education announced in the budget, yesterday.

The University is disappointed that the government chose not to fulfill the previously announced support to fund the Science Centre for Innovation.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption

Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found.

The study compared the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks between 41,000 secondary school students in Ontario, where school nutrition policies are mandatory, and Alberta, where they are voluntary. The study took place during the 2013-14 school year.

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