News archive - October 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Waterloo ranked top research university for ninth straight year

The University of Waterloo is Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities nine years running, according to rankings released by Research Infosource today.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 25th consecutive year

The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada every year for the past quarter-century, according to Maclean’s magazine.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Study finds children’s eyesight worsening sooner than previous generations

Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness.

New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waterloo to lead national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

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