News archive - September 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Global tourism vulnerable to climate change

Climate change will have widespread consequences on the future of tourism, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found. 

Researchers identified the highest levels of climate change vulnerability in regions where tourism growth is expected to be the strongest, and often coincides with countries that invest most heavily in their tourism sector.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Waterloo Innovation Summit reimagines health with technology

Media are invited to join global thought leaders and innovators as the University of Waterloo take a deep dive into how a boom in health technology is transforming health care.

On Oct. 1, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott will join a dynamic slate of speakers from the realms of health technology, enterprise and policymaking. The Minister will share her perspective on the government's role in advancing the province's health-care system through innovation.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Researchers create 'player trait model' allowing for personalized games

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Unlike other tools that categorize gamers by types, the new “player traits model,” along with a 25-item survey, can be used to more easily and accurately evaluate the kind of games different people will enjoy. The model is based on five traits: social, aesthetic, challenge, goal, and narrative.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Researchers create 'player trait model' allowing for personalized games

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Unlike other tools that categorize gamers by types, the new “player traits model,” along with a 25-item survey, can be used to more easily and accurately evaluate the kind of games different people will enjoy. The model is based on five traits: social, aesthetic, challenge, goal, and narrative.

Friday, September 20, 2019

HealthTech, 'urban-air commuting' startups among big winners at Velocity pitch competition

Startups in the fields of biotechnology, energy and urban-air commuting were among the winners of the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, as the University of Waterloo’s flagship entrepreneurship program brought its marquee event to downtown Toronto for the first time in its history.

The four winners, who each received direct equity investments worth $50,000, were chosen from a slate of 10 finalists who made their pitches in front of a soldout crowd at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday night.

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