News archive - July 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Science Outreach brings summer fun to downtown Kitchener

Waterloo Science Outreach volunteer explains fingerprinting activity to a child at the Discovery Square event.

Waterloo’s Science Outreach team took part in Discovery Square, a STEAM event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math hosted by the City of Kitchener at Civic Square in front of City Hall.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Access to birth control isn't just about doctors

Drs Kelly Grindrod and Sherilyn Houle from Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy  discuss pharmacists' abilities to renew prescriptions in an Op-Ed piece featured in the Ottawa Citizen.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tool to help make presentations better wins big at pitch contest

Moufeed Kaddourah and Eric Blondel

Velocity Science’s ExVivo and Suncayr were just some of the winners of this year’s Velocity Fund Finals, a pitch competition for startups. ExVivo was one of four teams that won the top prize of $25,000, which they'll use to revolutionize allergy testing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors

prescription labelling

Small print and poor printing on prescription labels handed out by pharmacists may be misread and may lead to errors in taking medication, according to new research by the University of Waterloo and CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

Friday, July 4, 2014

Waterloo Science leads $1.65 million sustainable mineral extraction training program

David Blowes

Resource extraction and mining are cornerstones of the Canadian economy, but current extraction techniques come at a severe environmental price. Limiting environmental impacts is a priority for companies as they look to a new generation of professionals for ways to manage waste and water quality while maximizing efficiency.