Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) over the weekend.
Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.
The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.
People making decisions about life-and-death situations consider individuals’ nationalities when deciding who should be sacrificed to save others, according to a study out of the University of Waterloo.
Examining how we think and come to a decision in a moral dilemma, the study concluded that most people think of group members who share the same nationality as replaceable, making any of those members equally expendable within their research scenario.
Canadians will need to increasingly turn to technology to adapt to the impacts of climate change, according to climate experts and corporate leaders.
As part of its commitment to apply innovative solutions to some of the world's most significant challenges, the University of Waterloo is partnering with Microsoft Canada and SAP Canada to host its Beyond Impact Innovation Summit in Vancouver.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.
These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate without a battery it lowers maintenance costs and allows the device to be placed in areas that are off the grid.
A recent University of Waterloo study showed that youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more at risk of incurring traffic violations than their non-ADHD counterparts, contrary to previously published studies.
The three factors that did increase the odds for traffic violations among youth with ADHD were: Being 20-29 years of age, being male, and being white – similar to findings from the general population.
The Presidents of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The University of Waterloo signed a Strategic University Partnership institutional agreement today with the objective to foster closer partnership in education, research and entrepreneurship.
This historic agreement will see the two universities exploring opportunities for collaboration in research, furthering ties on faculty and student mobility and discussing connections in entrepreneurship, amongst other key areas.
A new report from the University of Waterloo stresses the importance of community-based projects to reduce increasing flood risk in Canada.
The report, which highlights 11 projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax, details how the restoration and preservation of natural infrastructures —such as ponds, large-scale natural gardens, and restored shorelines— can aid communities in protecting themselves from the impacts of flooding.