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Friday, May 11, 2018

Feds invest $1.2 million into Waterloo research on Nunavut fisheries

Two arctic charr.

University of Waterloo researcher Heidi Swanson is set to receive $1.2 million, over five years, from the Federal government’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to perform community-partnered research. The aim of the project is to restore fish in the Coppermine River and other river systems near Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Myopia and a prescription to slow down progression

Children using computers

According to recent research, nearsightedness in Canadian children increases approximately fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with roughly a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors

An illustration of a plastic, flexible solar cell.

Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

A hospital patient wearing a fall risk bracelet and using a walker.

According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

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.