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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Waterloo researchers awarded Spark grants to clinically test early-stage medical innovations

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) has funded a joint research venture involving researchers from the University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Waterloo researchers and local data mining company develop novel water hydrant sensor system

With support from Southern Ontario Water Consortium, Waterloo researchers and local data mining company Pattern Discovery Technologies have partnered to develop a novel water hydrant monitoring system.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Researchers discover that antidepressants can treat Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth of amyloid-beta proteins, which can clump together and form a plaque, contributing to disease symptoms.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Groundbreaking research furthered by NSERC funding

Ten University of Waterloo researchers, whose research is deemed on the verge of a breakthrough, will receive supplemental funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among more than 100 researchers at Waterloo who are receiving funding through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments grants, and Postgraduate and Postdoctoral fellowships.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Waterloo professor marks 25 years as Industrial Research Chair

Civil and environmental engineering professor Peter Huck has been awarded a renewal of his Industrial Chair (IRC) in water treatment by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for the fifth time in 25 years; making it the longest running IRC. With this renewal, Huck will receive more than $3 million in funding, over five years, from NSERC and 17 Canadian industry partners to continue his water treatment research program.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Waterloo launches first virtual reality optometry lab in Canada

A new virtual reality (VR) training lab at the University of Waterloo’s School of  Optometry and Vision Science, will help Canada’s next generation of optometrists learn how to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases more quickly and accurately.

Friday, September 28, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

The University of Waterloo launched its Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute today

The interdisciplinary Institute has the mandate to uncover new approaches to security and privacy and educating Canada’s future leaders to be able to understand and respond to emerging online threats. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Researchers determine method to predict and treat cybersickness response

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.

In a recent study, the researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.

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