News archive - June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Keeping calm in an emergency

Sara Canini

How would you react in an emergency? Would you know what to do? Science student Sara Canini had her emergency response training put to the ultimate test when she awoke one night to the sounds of her father's girlfriend having a severe asthma attack.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

Liquid metal

James Forrest, a physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem stumping scientists for decades.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pharmacy alumnus helps find new uses for existing drugs

Gary Tin.

Like many other tools, sometimes prescription drugs can be used for more than one purpose.

University of Waterloo scientists and industry partner Cyclica discovered that a commonly known antidepressant may be useful in fighting some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Low Vision Clinic creates accessible community trip to the Stratford Festival

Children performing on stage of Sound of Music.

This past Sunday, June 21, a mixture of staff and faculty from the University of Waterloo’s Low Vision Clinic accompanied more than 20 members of our community to the Stratford Festival for an accessible, live audio described performance of The Sound of Music.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterloo puts biophysics research centre stage with inaugural conference

Prof. Zoya Leonenko

The University of Waterloo welcomed biophysicists from across Canada, Europe and the United States for the first Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada.