News archive - May 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

New discovery could slow Alzheimer’s in its tracks

Hand holding basket full of medications

By Kathy Smidt University Relations

A new breakthrough is offering hope to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Travel health kit company wins annual Pharmasave Business Competition

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti, Lee Pham

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti and Lee Pham

Out-of-country vacations can be tricky to plan. Do you need a visa, are there specific vaccinations, can you drink the water? Medications in particular can be challenging to pack. Oversees, a company designed by five Rx2020 School of Pharmacy students, promises an easy answer to these questions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Science graduate student wins prestigious award for machine learning research

Anna Golubeva writing with chalk on a black board.

Photo credit: Martin Lipman/NSERC

Congratulations to Anna Golubeva, graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who has been awarded the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctor Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. Read more about Golubeva's award on the University of Waterloo's Office of Research site.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Waterloo chemist awarded over $750K to partner with industry on strategic research

Pavle Radovanovic

Department of Chemistry Prof. Pavle Radovanovic is one of six University of Waterloo researchers who are receiving a total of $3.8 million to collaborate with Canadian-based companies and government organizations on strategic research projects.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Helping health care providers understand Ramadan

Hands reaching for dishes of food on a table

Sunday, May 5 marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for more than one billion Muslims worldwide. Fasting takes place between Suhoor, the morning meal that occurs before sunrise, and Iftar, the evening meal after sunset.