News archive - October 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Federal government funds interdisciplinary program to curb opioid misuse

Opioids are important but potentially dangerous pain-management substances that, if misused, can result in addiction, withdrawal, injury, or death.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Taiwan Ranking recognizes Waterloo's science excellence

The National Taiwan University Ranking has released its 2015 annual ranking of international universities based on the performance of scientific papers from the world’s leading research universities.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Waterloo is top research university among comprehensives for eighth straight year

Students conducting research in a lab.

Today, the University of Waterloo was named Research University of the Year in the Canadian comprehensive category for the eighth year in a row.

According to Canada's Top 50 Research Universities, published by Research Infosource, Waterloo is first among Canadian comprehensive universities for its research input combined with impact. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Waterloo contact lens researchers take aim at worsening global eyesight

iStock image of a contact lens

Myopia, or near-sightedness, is the most common cause of poor eyesight and its increasing incidence and severity is alarming optometrists and healthcare providers worldwide.  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Colonel Chris Hadfield teaches Science students about the physics of rockets

Imagine learning about the science of rockets from someone who actually rode one into space - three times.

That's exactly what happened when the Canadian Rocket Man himself, Colonel Chris Hadfield, came to campus last night to teach a SCI 206 class.

How do rockets work? It's a pretty cool question so let’s make one,” said Hadfield, an adjunct professor with cross-appointments to the Faculties of Science, Environment and Applied Health Sciences.