News archive - May 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Waterloo students dive into data for 48 hours at 2021 ASA DataFest


Starting Friday, April 30 at noon, 127 Waterloo undergraduate students found themselves knee-deep in data for 48 hours at the University of Waterloo’s 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Tobacco control researchers receive Governor General’s Innovation Award

Cigarette with smoke

Mary Thompson (Statistics and Actuarial Science), David Hammond, (School of Public Health and Health Systems), and Geoffrey Fong (Psychology), were jointly awarded a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award for the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project.

The ITC Project is headed by Fong and conducts research into effective tobacco control policies such as graphic health warnings, smoke free laws, advertising bans and tobacco taxes. The Award celebrates excellence in innovation that makes a positive impact on quality of life in Canada.

Read the whole story on Waterloo News.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Prioritizing experience

When Sacha Tihanyi was halfway through an undergraduate economics degree, he recognized a budding passion for mathematics. “I had many broad interests in school, but something flipped for me during that program,” he remembered. “I chose Waterloo because it had a reputation as the best mathematics school in Canada.”