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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hotspot discovery proves Canadian astrophysicist’s black hole theory

Prof Avery Broderick

The recent detection of flares circling black holes has proven a decade-old theory co-developed by a Canadian physicist about how black holes grow and consume matter.

“It's extremely exciting to see our theoretical musing come to life and that tracking these types of flares about black holes is possible,” said Avery Broderick, an Associate Faculty member at Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo, who predicted the flares 13 years ago with collaborator Avi Loeb. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Truck driver pain and discomfort can be alleviated

Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Waterloo alumnus donates $25 million to help transform education and research

A University of Waterloo alumnus who is a successful venture capitalist and part owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors has donated $25 million towards Engineering 7, the University’s newest building that officially opened yesterday.

Monday, October 29, 2018

University of Waterloo completes 117th convocation

More than 2,400 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo’s 117th convocation, including 1,308 undergraduate and 1,164 graduate degrees. Waterloo also installed Dominic Barton, senior partner and former global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, as its 11th chancellor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Key to improving MRI access is data-driven time management

New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods.

In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, University of Waterloo researchers developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.

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