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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Expert Advisory - Fight over Yonge Street bike lanes

The following expert is available to speak about the report suggesting that Toronto remove two vehicle lanes between Sheppard and Finch Aves to free up space for bike lanes and boulevards.
 
Brian Doucet - School of Planning
 
Brian Doucet is an associate professor in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment. He researches gentrification, neighbourhood change, urban inequalities and flagship developments. His work also examines grassroots movements and urban resistance in North America and Europe.
 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Expert Advisory – Bank of Canada

An expert from the University of Waterloo is available to speak to the media about the Bank of Canada’s announcement regarding interest rates today.
 
Jean-Paul Lam – Economics

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Expert Advisory – Canada’s Carbon Price

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that Ottawa is preparing to relax carbon-pricing measures to aid industry competitiveness.
 
University of Waterloo professor Jatin Nathwani, Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is available to talk on the subject.
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Executive director quits inquiry: Expert available

A UWaterloo expert is available to speak to the media about the loss of the executive director of the federally funded commission examining missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Lori Campbell — Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Monday, January 15, 2018

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Digital technology is helping women to explore their sexuality

Women who consume Internet pornography are using technology to explore their sexuality and connect with others to discuss their sexual interests, according to research from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held

Climate change is threatening the viability of the Winter Olympics, according to a study by a multinational team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo.

The study, featuring researchers from Canada, Austria and China, found that if global emissions of greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced, only eight of the 21 cities that have previously hosted the Winter Olympics will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weather bomb shows rising cost of climate change

A University of Waterloo expert is available to talk about how extreme weather is a reminder of how climate change reflects not only global warming, but also more frequent brutal weather events.
 
Jason Thistlethwaite - Faculty of Environment

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems

Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study in BMJ Open.

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