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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.

Monday, April 16, 2018

University mourns loss of student Lam Diing

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of student Lam Diing, who died tragically early Sunday morning in Kitchener.

“Lam’s passing will be felt by our entire campus community and most directly by the members of our football program,’ said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor at Waterloo. “Our hearts go out to Lam’s family. The University will provide any and all assistance it can to them in their time of grief.”

Diing was in his third year in the Faculty of Arts and was a member of the varsity football program. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.

The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.

Monday, April 9, 2018

University of Waterloo honours its top co-op students, including national winner

A student from the University of Waterloo is top co-op student for Canada, Ontario and the University for 2017.

Emily Pass, a student of physics and astronomy in Waterloo’s Faculty of Science, was just named Canada’s 2017 Co-op Student of the Year by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada. She also won the Education at Work Ontario (EWO) Co-op Student of the Year award, Ontario’s top prize.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Cisco and the University of Waterloo partner to advance 5G technology

A new collaboration between the University of Waterloo and Cisco Canada will help advance research in the area of 5G technology.

The collaboration has created a Cisco Research Chair in 5G systems, a position dedicated to exploring ways to improve wireless technology.

Friday, April 6, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Women who believe their sex drive changes can better cope with low libido

Women who believe that their sex drive will change over time are better able to handle difficulties with sexual desire, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Siobhan Sutherland, a PhD candidate, and Uzma S. Rehman, a professor of psychology at Waterloo, conducted the research. They sought to determine how a woman’s belief about sexual desire as either changing or unchanging over time affects her ability to cope with desire difficulties, such as problems getting in the mood or maintaining arousal.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Canadian small businesses leading the way in sustainability

New research from the University of Waterloo shows that Canadian small businesses are important- and often overlooked- drivers of sustainability and the green economy.

The Waterloo study, led by researcher Sarah Burch, discovered that eight out of 10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) surveyed are already implementing sustainable business practices. SMEs make up 98.2 per cent of all businesses in Canada, representing an enormous potential force in advancing environmental health and social wellbeing in our communities.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Online medical treatment could have dire consequences

People who self-diagnose and self-prescribe using the Internet could be doing themselves more harm than good, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

The researchers found that while many people feel confident they can assess the effectiveness of treatments found on the web, separating medically beneficial ones from those that are a waste of money, dubious or even harmful is not as easy as people think.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

According to a recent study by the University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision, putting them at serious risk for falls.

“We know poor vision is a major cause for falls, particularly in older adults, but there are almost no studies of the role that vision plays in hospital falls,” said Dr. Susan Leat, lead researcher on the study and a professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Waterloo.

“It’s a serious problem, not only in Canada, but around the world,”

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