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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

PerkinElmer’s Canadian Demonstration Lab to Co-Locate at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Garage

Velocity Garage

The University of Waterloo has announced that PerkinElmer, Inc. – a global leader in life science lab instruments, software and services -- has relocated its Canadian demonstration lab to the Velocity Garage, an incubator that has launched over 300 companies. 

The move, to be completed in April, gives PerkinElmer a dynamic environment for hosting its customers and, in turn, provides deep-tech and science entrepreneurs in the Velocity community access to the innovations and experts of PerkinElmer.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Waterloo mourns the loss of student

It is with deep sadness that the University of Waterloo and the St. Jerome’s University community learned of the unexpected death of one of our students.

The second-year student was enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and died by suicide on campus on April 2nd.

The University has been communicating with the student’s family and continues to offer its sympathy and support. The family has expressed their wishes that the student’s name not be released but that a message the student wrote about their experiences with mental health be shared.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

University of Waterloo among top schools in the world for social and economic impact

The University of Waterloo has been recognized for its social and economic impact related to its United Nations Sustainable Development

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Why people don't reply to your emails

Ever wonder why people seem to be ignoring your emails?

The first formalized study of “email deferral” in the workplace, conducted by a University of Waterloo PhD candidate, outlines the primary reasons people tend to put off responding to online correspondence.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New study answers safety questions about naloxone

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have determined that naloxone, the medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is stable and safe to use at least 28 days after being stored in conditions where temperatures vary.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Virtual reality could recalibrate neurological disorders

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Medical imaging startup among big winners at Velocity Fund Finals

Startups in the fields of medical imaging, advanced manufacturing, construction, and travel were among the winners of the Velocity Fund Finals, which took place today at the Tannery Event Centre in downtown Kitchener.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

University of Waterloo names new dean of Arts

The University of Waterloo has appointed Sheila Ager as the next dean of its Faculty of Arts.

A faculty member at Waterloo since 1987, Professor Ager is a full professor in the Department of Classical Studies and currently serves as interim chair for the Department of Fine Arts.  

Sheila Ager

Monday, March 25, 2019

Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada

National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada.

Friday, March 22, 2019

UW grad student creates first standardized Arabic reading acuity chart

A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardized chart to measure vision for reading in Arabic – a language spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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