Friday, September 13, 2019

University of Waterloo team to pitch for $1 million at United Nations

A team of recent University of Waterloo alumni is in the running for $1 million and business mentorship at the United Nations with a brand new startup it pivoted to in an English castle business accelerator last month.   

Thursday, September 12, 2019

University of Waterloo's flagship startup program brings pitch competition to Toronto

The University of Waterloo’s flagship startup entrepreneurship program, Velocity, is bringing its pitch competition to Toronto.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

A strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new University of Waterloo study.

The research, led by Suzanne Tyas, a public health professor at Waterloo, examined the health outcomes of 325 Roman Catholic nuns who were members of the Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States. The data was drawn from a larger, internationally recognized study examining the Sisters, known as the Nun Study. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo uncovered the problem while examining a discrepancy between scientific data and anecdotal evidence in southern India.

Reports on thousands of wells and satellite images taken between 1996 and 2016 suggested groundwater levels were rising, good news in an area where it is vitally important for agriculture.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours

Researchers have developed a new model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumour cells killed during treatment.

The new mathematical model, outlined in a recent study led by a University of Waterloo student, can use information about where the majority of the cells in a tumour are located allowing for radiation treatment to be administered to the densest area. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Narcissists: Think you're strong critical thinkers? Think again

Narcissists are less likely to use critical thinking processes that are important for solving problems and making sound decisions, new research from the University of Waterloo shows.

The researchers found that while many narcissists may perceive themselves as highly intelligent, critical thinkers, they are less likely to use important reflective thinking strategies when solving problems, Therefore, the high levels of confidence they have in their intellectual abilities are often misplaced.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity.

With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi and cellular networks won't be enough to support the influx of IoT devices, the researchers highlighted in their new study.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. 

In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due to a lack of effective controls. 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Waterloo grads improve access to education for African students

A video library developed by three University of Waterloo graduates could transform Africa’s education sector. The entrepreneurs received $60,000 from the AC JumpStart initiative to support their business.

HITCH is an educational platform that uses machine-learning software to curate videos based on African curricula while operating independently of Internet and power constraints.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Waterloo grads improve access to education for African students

A video library developed by three University of Waterloo graduates could transform Africa’s education sector. The graduate entrepreneurs just received $60,000 from the AC JumpStart initiative to support their business.

HITCH is an educational platform that uses machine-learning software to curate videos based on African curricula while operating independently of Internet and power constraints. 

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