News archive - 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New study finds that inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Waterloo chemists use Artificial Intelligence to develop drugs faster and cheaper

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have introduced AI to interpret the results acquired by the differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) technique to predict drug properties. This could reduce in principle the time between concept and coming to market of new drugs by years and decrease production costs by $100s of millions.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Waterloo - Technion leaders explore collaborative research

Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and International meets with Boaz Golany, Vice-President, External Relations and Resource Development, Technion Israel Institute of Technology during a visit to Technion in November.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Waterloo and partners launch $1-million AI competition

The University of Waterloo is one of the forces behind Canada’s largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition.

In partnership with Communitech, the Schulich Foundation, and Leaders Fund, the new Leaders Prize at True North national competition will provide $1-million to a team that solves a problem of global significance using AI.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Five Waterloo researchers among top one per cent for citations

Five University of Waterloo professors are in the top one per cent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Published annually, this list is comprised of scientists and social scientists in 21 fields that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field of study and publication year. The list focuses on papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection from 2006 – 2016. Out of 166 researchers listed in Canada, five are from Waterloo:

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