News archive - March 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

$102,000 for international research partnerships

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Seven research collaborations between the University of Waterloo and institutions around the world will receive funding to collaborate on projects ranging from artificial intelligence powered modelling for climate response prediction to the early detection of neurogenerative diseases.

More than 38 Waterloo researchers and colleagues in Germany, China, Australia, Spain, France, Scotland, England, and the Netherlands are involved. The research projects are funded by Waterloo, up to $20,000 per project, and matched by partner universities.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Waterloo joins TRIUMF as associate member

Hands join together in partnership

The University of Waterloo has been named an associate member university of TRIUMF, a partnership aimed at developing opportunities and accelerating relationships between the centre and Waterloo researchers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Researchers use open-source software to improve COVID-19 screening with AI

Key areas are highlighted in pink in these chest radiology images of two patients with COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup on a project that aims to use AI to improve COVID-19 screening.

The Waterloo research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is looking to enlist expertise from around the world to aid in the project.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Waterloo professor emeritus awarded prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

John Cherry works in his lab

John Cherry, a distinguished professor emeritus of hydrogeology, has been awarded the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Laboratory Ramp-Down and Temporary Shutdown Checklist: Compliance Requirements during COVID-19

COVID-19 update

During times of low occupancy, it is a mandate for Plant Operations to reduce and/or shutdown building ventilation systems. The main reason for this is to limit the natural resources consumed during these periods. This mandate cannot be met if research spaces are left disorganized with hazardous materials and wastes stored improperly in fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, gloveboxes or other equipment.

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