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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Expert Advisory – World Water Day/Day Zero

Thursday, March 22 is World Water Day, the annual reminder that we shouldn't take water for granted. The crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is an example of what happens when we do. The University of Waterloo has experts available to speak on World Water Day and Cape Town’s countdown to Day Zero.

Larry Swatuk - Director, Master of Development Practice

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New interferometry technique more powerful and cost-effective

A new neutron interferometry technique developed by researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) will allow for faster and more precise measurements, and could pave the way for advances in imaging, materials science and quantum research.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Muslims face high rates of discrimination in Canada

One in five Muslim Canadians say they have experienced discrimination due to their religion, ethnicity or culture at least once in the past five years. 
A recent study from the University of Waterloo also found that among the general adult population in each Canadian region, Muslims were the least liked group when compared to caucasians, catholics, Indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ community and racial minorities. 
“There are negative attitudes towards Muslims in Canada as a specific group and they themselves are experiencing highe
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Campus mourns death of student

Our university community is tremendously saddened by the sudden loss of one of our students who died on campus on March 16. The cause of death is being investigated by the coroner’s office.

The University has been in contact with the student’s family to offer our support. We are unable to release any further details at this time pending further discussion with the student’s family regarding their wishes.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Expert Advisory – Tension rises between Britain and Russia

On Wednesday, Britain announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats having blamed the Kremlin for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy. This marks the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country since 1985 — marking a return to the large-scale diplomatic ejections that took place during the Cold War.

The Russian Embassy based in the UK has since tweeted: “The temperature of Russia, UK relations drops to -23, but we are not afraid of cold weather.” Russia is also set to expel British diplomats from Moscow.

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