News archive - 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo Chemists develop batteries to triple the range of electric vehicles

Electric car being charged.

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

Monday, December 4, 2017

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at School of Optometry & Vision Science

CORE Mural

In mid-October, hundreds of the world’s foremost eye care professionals, researchers, students and industry leaders created a mural at the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in Chicago, celebrating the launch of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE). During a packed celebration last evening, the work was unveiled and permanently installed at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Undergraduate nanotech conference brings big names to Waterloo

Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

More than 200 Waterloo students along with faculty and industry representatives were invited to participate in this year’s Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC), which featured some of the biggest names in Canadian and US nanotechnology research.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on recreational marijuana

Noreen Jamal addressing public lecture audience

On November 23, Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomed community members to Let’s Talk Pot, a public lecture on recreational marijuana.  The federal government has promised that marijuana will be legal by July 2018. In Ontario, the government has proposed that it will be available in 150 stores managed by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pharmacy Prof Feng Chang examines methadone maintenance treatment in rural southwestern Ontario

As opioid overdoses continue to rise in Ontario, so too does the number of Ontarians seeking services to manage opioid withdrawal. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is one such service: this treatment involves long-term prescribing of methadone, an opioid that replaces the drug the patient was originally dependent on. This safely controlled dose of methadone is then tapered. The goal is that the patient will eventually no longer require the treatment.