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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

Dr. Lisa Christian gives an eye exam to a child wearing glasses.

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Optometry & Vision Science graduate student's research showcased across Canada

Emmanual Alabi's billboard image

If you are travelling by plane in Canada, or through the train and bus terminals of Ottawa, you may spot the University of Waterloo logo and recognize one of our School of Optometry & Vision Science’s graduate student celebrities, Emmanual Alabi, on billboards and posters created by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheats

German Gomez-Rios in the lab.

The Pawliszyn Research Group is leading efforts to catch illicit drug use, creating a revolution in rapid on-site analytical technologies.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sixth Annual World Wetlands Day Celebration at University of Waterloo

Crowd listening to a presentation by Bruce MacVicar

Friday, February 2 marked the Ecohydrology Research Group’s sixth annual World Wetlands Day (WWD) celebration at the University of Waterloo. This year’s program featured research presentations, three-minute student presentations, a student poster competition, and an evening public lecture.The symposium had over 90 registrants and was attended by researchers from various universities across southwestern Ontario as well as members of the general public. It even got a Twitter-nod from MP of Waterloo Bardish Chagger.