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Thursday, January 19, 2017

New guidelines may reduce heart failure complications in long-term care homes

Communication lapses during shift changes, limited staff training, and inadequate specialist support can lead to misdiagnosis and complications in long-term care (LTC) residents with heart failure, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics launches anniversary celebrations

Faculty members who were at the University of Waterloo for the start of the Faculty of Mathematics will share stories of its early days during a special event to launch the Faculty’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Faculty of Mathematics at Waterloo — the world’s largest math faculty— will host a first-decade panel on Wednesday to kick off a year of events.

UWaterloo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Government of Canada commits $32.6 million for new Waterloo Engineering building

The federal government today announced it will contribute $32.6 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art engineering building at the University of Waterloo.  Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, MP for Waterloo, announced the funding under a program to update research and innovation infrastructure.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wastewater treatment upgrades result in major reduction of intersex fish

Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario’s Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

University of Waterloo awarded funding to expand access to the Internet

Research at the University of Waterloo that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas will receive $6.1 million in joint funding from C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (C-COM) and the federal government.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Maplesoft, University of Waterloo partner to improve online STEM education

Combination of technology infrastructure with high quality content offers complete online learning solution

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waterloo researchers help launch and demonstrate new autonomous vehicle

A research team at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. For example, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications allow the vehicle to detect in advance when a traffic light will change.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Number of known black holes expected to double in two years with new detection method

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year, doubling the number currently known within two years, and it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

UWaterloo looks 60 years into the future with special event to launch milestone year

In 2017, the University of Waterloo will celebrate 60 years of innovation, and it will host a special event to launch this milestone year with a keen eye to the future.

Over the next 60 years, the pace of innovation and change will increase exponentially. The intersection of the human condition with new technologies — from quantum computing to artificial intelligence — have the world on the edge of a great new frontier, where the private can become public at the click of a button, and lines between person and machine are increasingly blurred.

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