News archive - April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

UW engineering professor wins prestigious Killam Prize

An engineering professor at the University of Waterloo with a lifelong interest in environmental protection has won a prestigious national award for scholars.

Keith Hipel, a professor of systems design engineering who earned his three degrees as a student at Waterloo, was named today as one of five winners of 2019 Killam Prizes through the Canada Council for the Arts.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Harnessing star power: What every leader can learn from top NHL teams

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New research has found important lessons for leaders on the ice and in the boardroom.

Using data from five National Hockey League seasons, researchers from the University of Waterloo have shown that long-term success is largely determined by a team’s tendency to save their best players for situations in which these players would have the most impact.

What this shows, according to the study, is that that the amount of human capital an organization has at its disposal is not its ultimate driver of success -- it is how the organization puts their human capital to use.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates: study

Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that, in Ontario, Canada, introducing a $15 consultation fee for pharmacists who consult patients over 65-years-old and over could prevent approximately 2,400 influenza cases, which result in three deaths, per year.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

“Perceptive” people often believe nonsense: study

People who see meaningful patterns where none exist are more likely to buy into hollow statements, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

In the study, Waterloo researchers found people with a tendency to uncritically see patterns, where they were absent, were more likely to endorse statements that sound profound but are actually meaningless.

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