It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Michelle Miller, a fourth-year mathematics student at the University of Waterloo. Michelle passed away on June 26, 2020 in her home in Waterloo from a pre-existing medical condition.
The University’s thoughts and support are with Michelle’s family at this difficult time.
We encourage members of the campus community who are affected by this news and feel they need support to contact any of the following resources:
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.
While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.
“We were quite surprised when we saw just how distinct we humans are from almost all other mammals, at least in terms of the skin microbes that we can collect with a swab,” said Josh Neufeld, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo and senior author of the study.