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Monday, August 13, 2018

New research ethics system available

A new research ethics system is available for researchers to use.  

Please begin using the system immediately for research ethics applications; the previous system is no longer available. If you had active applications in the previous system, they have been imported into the new system.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Provide feedback on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

The three federal research funding agencies (NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC) have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy outlining proposed institutional data management practices that will impact researchers nationally and internationally. The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, plans, and deposits.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Researchers utilize math to show how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

This mathematical approach to disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Waterloo researchers awarded $15.6 million for strategic research partnerships

Ten researchers from the University of Waterloo received more than $15.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to fund two networks and eight projects that will further research efforts through academic and industry collaborations.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Professor develops a way to animate the behaviour of viscous liquids with great accuracy

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Christopher Batty has developed a way to animate viscous behaviour with stunning accuracy, something that has confounded computer-animation researchers. Anyone who’s poured honey onto a stack of pancakes likely has been intrigued by the golden liquid’s motion as it oozes, buckles and coils like a rope.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

AI system makes finding potholes cheaper and easier

Governments may soon be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) to easily and cheaply detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings. A new AI software system developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo automatically analyzes photographs taken by vehicle-mounted cameras to flag potholes, cracks and other defects.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Better way found to determine the integrity of metals

Researchers at Waterloo have found a better way to identify atomic structures, an essential step in improving materials selection in the aviation, construction and automotive industries. The findings of the study could result in greater confidence when determining the integrity of metals.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Get STARTed: SSHRC Grant Writing Sessions

Waterloo faculty members (both emerging and established scholars) are invited to learn more about tools and strategies to help improve their SSHRC grant applications. Hosted by the Office of Research, five START Program (SSHRC Tools and Resources Training) workshops will cover the most challenging sections of the typical SSHRC grant application.

All sessions will run from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Hagey Hall 373

Monday, July 30, 2018

Professor MacLeod receives Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology

Professor Colin MacLeod, Chair of Psychology, received 2018 Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology at a ceremony in June. The award celebrates outstanding Canadian psychologists who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the field in this country and around the world.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Professor Robin Cohen receives Lifetime Achievement Award for research excellence

Professor Robin Cohen has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association. She is the first female recipient of the Association’s highest honour, an award that is conferred to individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding research excellence in artificial intelligence during the course of their academic career.

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