News archive - February 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Home insurance buyers lack access to public flood data

Canadian homeowners do not have the information they need to know if they should buy flood insurance leaving them exposed to significant financial risk. 

A recent study from the University of Waterloo found flood mapping information in Canada was inadequate, incomplete, hard to locate and varied widely from province-to-province.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classrooms

Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

The researchers examined whether mindfulness meditation could be used in large classrooms to ease the anxiety first-year university students tend to experience around written assignments. Small-classroom studies have shown that it can help unlock thoughts and feelings that improve written communication.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to make the push-up work for you

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the push-up is for you.

The push-up is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified push-up, called a ‘push-up plus.’

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Research will help urban planners prioritize bike lanes

Bike lanes

A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.
 
Collected using sensors and a handlebar camera as researchers cycled hundreds of kilometres in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, the data showed bike lanes virtually eliminate vehicles getting too close to cyclists when they pass them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

University of Waterloo closed today

The University of Waterloo is closed today, Tuesday, February 12 because of anticipated severe weather conditions.

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