News archive - March 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wearable tech that speeds healing from injuries

Daniel Choi and Alexa Roeper wear their medical arm bands

Waterloo startup is developing a data-driven medical device that treats injuries while you wear it.

When people need physical therapy after an injury, they typically take days off work to go to physiotherapy clinics for multiple treatments. Those treatments can be expensive if the therapy isn’t covered by insurance, and time lag between appointments can be frustrating in terms of lost time and slower healing. But an emerging trend in medicine is to take treatment out of the clinic and make it mobile.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterloo Science student wins co-op triple crown

Emily Pass looks into a telescope.

A third-year Science undergraduate student has won the National Co-op of the Year Award for developing a data analysis program that rapidly detects objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond Neptune.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The connection between Huntington disease and diet

iStock illustration of a brain with neurons.

Biology congratulates its newest faculty member, Dale Martin, on his latest paper. Dale Martin, a former postdoctoral fellow at the UBC Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, now at the Center for Neural Repair and Rehabilitation at Temple University, will be joining Waterloo’s Department of Biology on July 1st as the department’s newest faculty member in the fields of cell and molecular biology.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pharmacist Awareness Month: Think Innovators

Two people using Pharmacy5in5 on a laptop and tablet. Think Pharmacists. Think Innovators. #PAM2018

March is Pharmacy Awareness Month and the School of Pharmacy is encouraging others to think about the many roles pharmacists play, including the role of innovative educator.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science entrepreneur impresses Dragons' Den with postal packaging technology

Chau Phan pitches to Dragon's den

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former Vision Science PhD student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.