News archive - January 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of Waterloo

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cyber security lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new type of Botox

Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox. A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Two major avalanches linked to climate change, according to international study involving Waterloo

A study involving Waterloo describes how climate change played a major role in the massive catastrophic collapse of two glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau in 2016. The collapse was captured in more-or-less real time using remote sensing data by an international team of researchers, which included Stephen Evans, a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of Waterloo’s Geological Engineering Program.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

Friday, January 19, 2018

GM donates $200,000 for engineering scholarships

Waterloo Engineering is the first beneficiary of a $1.8-million fund launched by GM Canada today to encourage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and inspire the next generation of innovators.

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