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Friday, February 15, 2019

CBC’s Dragons’ Den returns to Waterloo to seek the next big business

Dragons' Den set

CBC’s Dragons’ Den is returning to the University of Waterloo on March 6 to host auditions for the next season.

Part of a nationwide tour, open auditions will be held at the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dragons’ Den provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with an opportunity to pitch their innovation to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls and seek a partnership.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

New virtual tool could help urban planners prioritize bike lanes

Bike lane

A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

New communication mechanism could revolutionize smart home industry


Making your house “smart” could soon become cheaper and easier, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Pill bottle

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Computer science professor awarded $900,000 to improve precision medicine

Bin Ma

Genome Canada has awarded funds to a University of Waterloo computer science professor to develop software to improve the efficacy of precision medicine.

Bin Ma, professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, will receive $462,998 from Genome Canada to support a three-year project, “Software for peptide identification and quantification from large mass spectrometry data using data independent acquisition.” Additional funds bring the total funding to $925,987.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Quantum computing researcher invested into the Order of Canada

Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researcher Raymond Laflamme was invested into the Order of Canada on February 1, 2019 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall.

Recognized as a pioneer in quantum information research and technology, Laflamme was appointed to the Order of Canada for his significant scientific and leadership contributions to the country.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Waterloo engineers design new distribution system that could reduce electricity prices

A new distribution system designed by researchers at the University of Waterloo would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Study determines that social interactions influence body image

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Researchers find that experiencing diverse emotions improves wise reasoning

A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterl

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