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Friday, March 24, 2017

Waterloo's FIRST Robotics competition draws robotics teams from across Ontario

Thirty teams of high school students with a passion for designing, building and programming robots will be competing at the annual Ontario District University of Waterloo FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend. 2017 marks the 13th year of FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) at the University of Waterloo, the longest-running FRC event in Canada.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.

The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waterloo saddened by student death

Our university community is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students. This tragedy leaves our campus in mourning, and we offer our deepest sympathies to the student’s family and friends.

We know this is a very difficult time and we take to heart the concerns we’ve heard from our campus community. We thank those who have shared their views with us, including through a petition on the subject of mental health supports on campus.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Partnership seeks entrepreneurial solutions for threats to Great Lakes

de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation logo

The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation launched a three-year partnership that will combine water research and tech to mitigate threats to our vital water resources.

Monday, March 20, 2017

University panel to address policy and practice on sexual violence on campuses

The University of Waterloo is hosting an expert panel to address gender violence on university campuses with specific attention to institutional challenges and the University of Waterloo's response. There will be a Q & A to follow.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Memory and the aging brain topic of 2017 Hagey Lecture

Renowned neuroscientist Carol Barnes will present the University of Waterloo’s 2017 Hagey Lecture this week and discuss how memory and the brain change during normal aging, as well as some of the current thinking about ways to optimize mental functions throughout life.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UWaterloo hosts discussion on increasing female participation in STEM programs

Strategies to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs will be the focus of a panel discussion at the University of Waterloo this afternoon.

Panelists at the event, part of the ongoing HeForShe Impact 10x10x10 initiative at Waterloo, will include:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Laurier and UWaterloo mark World Water Day with shared celebration

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University will mark World Water Day March 22 with their eighth annual Graduate Research Fair and Water Celebration. As part of the event, UWaterloo will announce an exciting partnership.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UWaterloo subjects rank among world’s top universities

Thirteen University of Waterloo subjects are among the top in the world, the UK’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings confirmed today.

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