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Monday, November 5, 2018

Trans-pacific agreement fosters close research partnership between Hong Kong PolyU and Waterloo

Alexander Wai holds signed agreement and poses with Bob Lemieux and David Shum.

Hong Kong PolyU Vice President (Research Development), Alexander Wai holds witnessed agreement (centre) with Waterloo Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux (left) and PolyU Dean of Health and Social Sciences, David Shum (right).

The Presidents of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The University of Waterloo signed a Strategic University Partnership institutional agreement today with the objective to fostering closer partnership in education, research and entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hotspot discovery proves Waterloo astrophysicist’s black hole theory

Portrait image of Prof. Avery Broderick

The recent detection of flares circling black holes has proven a decade-old theory - co-developed by Waterloo physicist Avery Broderick - about how black holes grow and consume matter.

“It's extremely exciting to see our theoretical musing come to life and that tracking these types of flares about black holes is possible,” said Avery Broderick, an Associate Faculty member at the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute, who predicted the flares 13 years ago with collaborator Avi Loeb. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

How to help protect yourself from vaccine administration injury

Deltoid outlined on woman's arm with the word inject above.

The triangle on the deltoid muscle (outlined on woman's arm) is the ideal injection zone.

A study by School of Pharmacy professors Sherilyn Houle and Kelly Grindrod and student Ashley Bancsi reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).

Monday, October 15, 2018

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain function

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Antidepressants can help treat Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.