Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.
Professor Derek Schipper and his team at Waterloo have developed a way to make conjugated polymers, plastics that conduct electricity like metals, using a simple dehydration reaction the only byproduct of which is water.
The following is a statement from D. George Dixon, vice-president, academic and provost.
"The University of Waterloo is committed to the free and open exchange of knowledge and ideas. The ability to listen to all ideas, even those we disagree with or find distasteful, is fundamental to the pursuit of knowledge and of learning.
The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery and marketing when making food choices – values that typically aren’t represented with the unhealthy food currently served at arenas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.