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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.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Campus mourns loss of student

It is with the greatest regret that I inform our campus about the death of Timothy Park, a third-year student in Waterloo’s Accounting and Financial Management program. Timothy passed away in hospital in Toronto on January 24th from an illness.

Our sympathies are with Timothy’s family. The University has offered them our condolences and continued support during this difficult time.

Counselling services are available for any students who may be affected by this news.

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.

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