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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Waterloo-inspired student starts company to help other females in STEM

Companies developing bionic arms that learn, a new type of water treatment system, a scalable biological manufacturing platform and a smart monitoring system for steam traps took home the top prizes at yesterday’s 23rd staging of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund Finals (VFF).

Membio, which is developing the first truly scalable biological manufacturing platform, followed up on their Velocity $5K win in the Spring by pocketing one of the four $25,000 prizes.

Monday, November 26, 2018

AI could help cities better detect water leaks

Roya Cody works in her lab.

Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in collaboration with industry partners, the technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.It combines sophisticated signal processing techniques and AI software to identify telltale signs of leaks carried via sound in water pipes.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Researchers identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to Serotonin Syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeing

High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

University of Waterloo adopts Okanagan Charter to promote student health

The University of Waterloo has adopted the Okanagan Charter (OC), a framework that calls upon post-secondary institutions to embed health into all aspects of campus culture.

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