Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Study identifies way for employers to retain casual workers

Job enrichment may be an important tool for retaining seasonal frontline staff, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

“Managers can use job enrichment to make work more engaging and to develop a bond between staff and the organization,” says David Drewery, a PhD candidate in Waterloo’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. “Job enrichment aims to design work conditions in ways that maximize meaning, responsibility and knowledge.”

Monday, December 16, 2019

New tool uses AI to flag fake news for media fact-checkers

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool could help social media networks and news organizations weed out false stories.

The tool, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses deep-learning AI algorithms to determine if claims made in posts or stories are supported by other posts and stories on the same subject.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has found.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

University of Waterloo launches program to deploy industry-driven quantum technologies

Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT), a research initiative led by the University of Waterloo, today announced the launch of its Quantum Alliance (QA) program, which brings together a collaborative community of researchers, world-class infrastructure and TQT’s unique Quantum Innovation Cycle for the advancement of impactful quantum technologies. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Toyota Canada helps drive innovation forward with its largest single donation to a Canadian university

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education.

Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering innovation challenge and support a variety of student, research and outreach initiatives.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New math model could lead to more personalized cancer therapies

Researchers have found a new way to use math to better treat cancer and prevent its relapse.

Using the first mathematical model of its kind, researchers at the University of Waterloo found a way to study the interactions between the immune system and different types of cancer cells.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

3D scanner could increase accuracy of surgery

Researchers have created a new scanner that can improve everything from surgical procedures to our understanding of landslides.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Patterns of youth alcohol use show need for early intervention

Youth who drink a few times per month in Grade 9 are likely to become weekly – and even binge – drinkers in the following years, says a recent University of Waterloo study.

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