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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Polanyi Prize awarded to Arts researcher

Waterloo literature professor Vinh Nguyen has been awarded a $20,000 Polyani Prize for his work on refugees.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waterloo professors awarded $4.8 million for social sciences and humanities research

Thirty-three University of Waterloo researchers will receive $4.8 million to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is awarding the funding through Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, and Partnership Development Grants.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the Internet and cloud computing.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic systems

The presence of artificial sweeteners in rural groundwater shows evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Waterloo Researchers named Canada Research Chairs

Fourteen University of Waterloo researchers have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Waterloo ranked top research university among comprehensives for 10 years in a row

For the tenth consecutive year, the University of Waterloo is Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities, according to Research Infosource.

The designation announced today as part of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities is based on a balanced set of input, output, and impact measures that distinguishes exceptional achievement in research income and publishing research in leading scientific journals.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.

Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, helping pave the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptop computers, to electric vehicles and high-powered lasers.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addiction

Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.

Slot machines present losses disguised as wins (LDWs) with celebratory music and flashing lights, even though players actually won less money than they bet. People can mistakenly believe that they are winning and continue paying to play.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

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