News archive - November 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pharmacy students win Pharmasave Business Competition by putting patients first

Left to right: Jenn MacKenzie, Sandra MacTavish, Ashlie McGuire (Altman), Steven Crone and Marz Tepczynska.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Catching up with Science and Business entrepreneur and past VFF winner Lani

Four months ago, Velocity hosted the Spring 2015 Velocity Fund Finals (VFF). One of the the $25,000 winners was Lani.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Earth scientists suggest a whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth’s oxygen

Morning Glory hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere emerged in whiffs from a kind of blue-green algae in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago, according to new research from Canadian and US scientists.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Vision test gives insight into the effect of prenatal exposure to recreational drugs

iStock illustration of foetus and pregnant woman.

Children exposed to marijuana in the womb show a significant improvement in their ability to track moving objects at age four, according to new vision research. But researchers are warning that the results do not mean marijuana has a beneficial effect on foetal development.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Celebrating Penta Medical's Alexa Roeper on UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Biology student Alexa Roeper (centre) with other Waterloo female entrepreneurs Rachel Friesen (left) and Laura Smith.