Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members

Royal Society of Canada logo

Nine University of Waterloo researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Friday, September 6, 2019

Architecture professor among five Canadian researchers to receive Impact Award

Robert Jan van Pelt with architectural plans for exhibit

A University of Waterloo professor who reconstructed key evidence used in forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz has received an award for his extraordinary contributions.

Friday, September 6, 2019

New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

Children drawing water from well

Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours

Doctor viewing brain scan

Waterloo researchers have developed a new mathematical model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumour cells killed during treatment.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Waterloo grads improve access to education for African students

HITCH's educational software

A video library developed by three University of Waterloo graduates could transform Africa’s education sector. The entrepreneurs received $60,000 from the AC JumpStart initiative to support their business.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Solar panels

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure

Electric car

In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

Monday, August 12, 2019

$2.9 million awarded to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

Skyscrappers

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded funding to 23 University of Waterloo researchers for infrastructure.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, as part of a $61 million investment for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) that will support 261 projects across Canada.

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