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Thursday, October 19, 2017

When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addiction

Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.

Slot machines present losses disguised as wins (LDWs) with celebratory music and flashing lights, even though players actually won less money than they bet. People can mistakenly believe that they are winning and continue paying to play.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

University of Waterloo holds 115th convocation this week

The University of Waterloo will award four honorary doctorates when more than 2,300 students receive degrees at convocation ceremonies taking place this week.

Other highlights of Waterloo's fall convocation will include:

Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.

Applied Health Sciences and Science

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Asteroid passing near earth

A Waterloo expert is available to speak about the asteroid that will pass in the moon’s orbit overnight.

Michel Fich – Physics and Astronomy

Professor Michel Fich is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, and an expert in the formation of stars and the impact on the formation of solar systems. Fich has also been involved in many space missions, including two recent missions developed with the Canadian Space Agency, and is currently the lead in building a large telescope in Chile.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aging slows perception of falls

Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals. Falls are the leading cause of death and hospitalization in Canada.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Expert available: Canada to offer compensation to survivors of Sixties Scoop

A UWaterloo expert is available to speak to the media about the federal government’s plan to give financial compensation to survivors of the Sixties Scoop.

Lori Campbell — Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo research paves the way for use of complex AI in the financial sector

New software developed at the University of Waterloo could make it easier to adopt and trust powerful artificial intelligence (AI) systems that generate stock market predictions, assess who qualifies for mortgages and set insurance premiums.

The software is designed to analyze and explain decisions made by deep-learning AI algorithms, providing key insights needed to satisfy regulatory authorities and give analysts confidence in their recommendations.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Housing prices and debt push millennials to live with their parents

High housing prices, debt, and job instability have led to an increasing number of millennials to live at home, according to a new report from the University of Waterloo.

The report, GenY at Home, was released today and builds on recent census data findings that show 47.4 per cent of millennials, also known as GenY, in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) live with their parents.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Standard Will Help Make New Communities Flood-Resilient: Canada is Ahead of the Curve

Every year, flooding hits communities across Canada causing millions of dollars in property damage and stress to homeowners.

New research from the University of Waterloo, funded by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and conducted by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation identifies 20 best practices to design and build new residential communities that are more flood-resilient.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

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