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Monday, December 10, 2018

Waterloo and partners launch $1-million AI competition

The University of Waterloo is one of the forces behind Canada’s largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition.

In partnership with Communitech, the Schulich Foundation, and Leaders Fund, the new Leaders Prize at True North national competition will provide $1-million to a team that solves a problem of global significance using AI.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Five Waterloo researchers among top one per cent for citations

Five University of Waterloo professors are in the top one per cent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Published annually, this list is comprised of scientists and social scientists in 21 fields that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field of study and publication year. The list focuses on papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection from 2006 – 2016. Out of 166 researchers listed in Canada, five are from Waterloo:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New study finds that drawing could enhance memory

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren’t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Study determines that deforestation rates in war zones increase once peace is declared

Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

The study, by Simron Singh, a researcher in Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and Nelson Grima from the University of Vermont, looked at data on conflict zones around the world, with a specific focus on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast and Peru. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Waterloo startup winner of Ignite seed funding

University of Waterloo based startup Evercloak has been named a finalist in the Ontario Power Generation Ignite competition.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Geography professor named in 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health List

Water Institute member and professor in Waterloo's Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Susan Elliott, joins fellow Canadian Women on the 2018 Canadian Women in Global Health (CWIGH) List. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New study ranks which Canadian cities are best prepared for climate change

A new study from the University of Waterloo sheds some light on which Canadian cities are most prepared to take on the challenges of climate change.

The study, which examined 63 cities across Canada, confirms there are significant differences between municipal plans to protect citizens from climate change.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Researchers develop artificial intelligence technology that detects water leaks

Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in collaboration with industry partners, the technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.It combines sophisticated signal processing techniques and AI software to identify telltale signs of leaks carried via sound in water pipes.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Researchers identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

In a recent study, Tejal Patel, a professor at Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, has determined that mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to Serotonin Syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

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