Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.
Professor Linda Nazar and her colleagues from the Faculty of Science at Waterloo made the important discovery, which appears in the journal, Nature Energy.
The University of Waterloo today named Joanne Shoveller as vice-president, advancement, effective January 1, 2017. Shoveller is currently associate dean, advancement and alumni relations at INSEAD, The Business School for the World.
Thinking about the future helps overcome relationship conflicts, according to a University of Waterloo study just published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science.
The University of Waterloo is appointing Jay Shah, a former startup co-founder and Waterloo alumnus, as director of its flagship entrepreneurship program, Velocity – the largest free startup incubator in the World.
Shah joins Velocity from Google where the entrepreneur has worked since the tech-giant acquired the company he co-founded in 2012.
The Social Impact Showcase will be celebrating the achievements of the 2016 GreenHouse Fellows, a talented group of innovators who are members of an accelerated social entrepreneurship program. The Showcase is hosted by St. Paul’s GreenHouse, a social impact incubator at the University of Waterloo.
The Fellows have made tremendous strides on their startups and will be sharing their progress. Select Fellows also will be awarded Social Impact Fund grants for their next steps.
Waterloo researchers unveil new data and diagnostic tool at the world’s largest Alzheimer’s disease forum
Two studies involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms as well as the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Ontario.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded five researchers from the University of Waterloo with $13.4 million to advance health research.
The majority of the funding was awarded through a foundation grant which provides long-term support for innovative and high-impact research programs. Project grants are awarded to ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge and research, as well as health care, systems, and outcomes.
Salient Energy, a company developing new high-tech batteries that will enable the shift towards renewable energy, was among the top winners at the Velocity Fund Finals, held today at the University of Waterloo.
Student entrepreneurs pitch startups to compete for $125,000 in seed money at the Velocity Fund Finals
The University of Waterloo will host the Velocity Fund Finals next week, where Waterloo students and alumni will pitch their innovative startups for the chance to win funding to grow their businesses, and entry into the Velocity Garage, the largest free startup incubator in the world. Velocity is a comprehensive entrepreneurship program at Waterloo.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.