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Apr 16, 2019, 05:30 ET Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada - basement flooding

WATERLOO, ON, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report...


Nov 12, 2018, 08:00 ET Tech leaders hold climate change summit in Vancouver to talk adaptation

VANCOUVER, Nov. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadians will need to increasingly turn to technology to adapt to the impacts of climate change, according to climate experts and corporate leaders. As part of its...


Oct 01, 2018, 08:00 ET University of Waterloo to have first virtual reality optometry lab in Canada

WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - A new virtual reality (VR) training lab at the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science, will help Canada's next generation of optometrists...


Jul 30, 2018, 10:00 ET Neuberger Berman Announces Quantitative Investment Research Partnership with University of Waterloo

Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management. The research partnership...


Jun 19, 2018, 08:00 ET University of Waterloo names international business adviser, Dominic Barton, as 11th Chancellor

WATERLOO, ON, June 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo is appointing Dominic Barton, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company as the institution's 11th chancellor. Barton steps down as...


Jun 11, 2018, 05:00 ET Chronic stress and lost time from work - report shows basement flooding is worse than thought

WATERLOO, ON, June 11, 2018 /CNW/ - A new study has calculated the lost time from work and the mental health impacts resulting from basement flooding. Of all extreme weather events in Canada,...


Jun 04, 2018, 10:04 ET Waterloo joins world's research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptocurrency

WATERLOO, ON, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and...


Apr 06, 2018, 15:20 ET University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

WATERLOO, ON, April 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance...


Feb 09, 2018, 08:30 ET University of Waterloo creates Canada's first problem lab

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo is launching a new program to help students with the first step of entrepreneurial innovation — the identification and definition of an...


Jan 29, 2018, 10:32 ET RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cyber security lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced...


Sep 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Waterloo Innovation Summit to hear from leaders in disruptive technology

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Hundreds of business, government and academic leaders from around the world will descend on Canada's leading technology ecosystem this week to explore the trends...


Mar 22, 2017, 14:41 ET Partnership seeks entrepreneurial solutions for threats to Great Lakes

WATERLOO, ON, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation launched a three-year partnership that will combine water research and tech ...


Nov 14, 2016, 11:40 ET Huawei and University of Waterloo Partner for World-class Research and Innovation

Partnership marked by visit of Waterloo's President to Huawei Campus in Shenzhen, China SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) ...


Nov 30, 2015, 07:00 ET Intact donation launches University of Waterloo centre to make Canadian communities more resilient to climate change

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX : IFC) and the University of Waterloo announced the creation of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) today. The centre will...


Jun 23, 2014, 06:00 ET Osteoporosis Canada Launches New Exercise Recommendations

New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis TORONTO, June...


Apr 10, 2014, 18:40 ET The School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo announces the winners of the 3rd annual Equity Research Challenge

WATERLOO, ON, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo held their 3rd annual Equity Research Challenge (ERC) on March 28th, 2014 sponsored by...


Feb 03, 2014, 15:06 ET Dramatic thinning of Arctic lake ice cuts winter ice season by 24 days

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, creating a winter ice season about 24 days shorter than it was in 1950, a University of...


Feb 03, 2014, 07:00 ET Image processing expert awarded prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A University of Waterloo professor is the recipient of an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship - the prestigious award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering...


Jan 30, 2014, 16:51 ET Tobacco company's claims inaccurate, say Waterloo researchers

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Claims by cigar distributor Casa Cubana that flavoured tobacco products are not a threat to today's youth are at odds with research, say researchers at the Propel...


Jan 29, 2014, 10:06 ET Velocity startups raise more than $100 million

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Companies in the University of Waterloo's Velocity startup program have raised more than $100 million in funding in the five years since the incubator was launched....


Jan 23, 2014, 07:00 ET Climate change threatens Winter Olympics

Only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century if global warming projections prove accurate. WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 23,...


Jan 22, 2014, 11:42 ET Waterloo Engineering launches graduate diploma in green energy

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering, Canada's largest engineering school and a leader in green energy research, will launch a graduate diploma in...


Jan 21, 2014, 15:32 ET Waterloo summer camp wins national award for engineering and science outreach

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The University of Waterloo's Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) outreach program has been awarded the 2013 Actua & GE Canada Award for Leadership and Innovation in...


Dec 10, 2013, 12:02 ET Engineering innovations help ease the pain of Canadian winter

WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Harsh winter conditions may be easier for Canadians to manage with new products invented by two University of Waterloo graduates. "Frost is a major problem for...


Dec 09, 2013, 15:17 ET New $5 million lab to grow building blocks of quantum devices set to open

WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - A first-of-its-kind, world-class laboratory that could lead to the creation of quantum materials for use in a new generation of technologies will open at the...