News archive - 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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

Researchers at Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

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