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July 25, 2016

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.

July 21, 2016

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.

Salient Energy

July 14, 2016

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.

July 11, 2016

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.

July 6, 2016

Data from a now-defunct X-ray satellite is providing new insights into the complex tug-of-war between galaxies, the hot plasma that surrounds them, and the giant black holes that lurk in their centres. 

Launched from Japan on February 17, 2016, the Japanese space agency (JAXA) Hitomi X-ray Observatory functioned for just over a month before contact was lost and the craft disintegrated.  But the data obtained during those few weeks was enough to paint a startling new picture of the dynamic forces at work within galaxies.

July 5, 2016

Researchers behind a new report into the preparedness of Ontario communities to handle severe flooding are calling for Public Safety Canada to increase funding and provide enforceable standards for flood risk management in Canada.

July 4, 2016

Two celebrated scholars from the University of Waterloo’s Department of History were recently named to the Order of Canada.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 113 new appointments to the Order of Canada, which has three levels: Companion, Officer and Member.

June 30, 2016

Canada Day

The University of Waterloo will welcome about 60,000 guests when it hosts Waterloo region’s largest Canada Day celebration on Friday. In addition to the live outdoor concert featuring Canadian rock legends Trooper as the headlining act, there will be more than 20 local food vendors, a refreshing beer garden, and an exceptional roster of free children’s activities.

June 23, 2016

Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.

June 22, 2016

A one-of-a-kind communications device developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is now orbiting the Earth as a central component of a microsatellite launched in Sriharikota, India on Tuesday to test new technologies in space.

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