University of Waterloo

Latest stories

1h
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Schoneveld heads to WaterlooKuil Schoneveld may have had a late start to volleyball. But the 18-year-old C
Schoneveld heads to Waterloo
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted an hour ago
Kuil Schoneveld may have had a late start to volleyball. But the 18-year-old College Avenue Secondary School graduate more than made up any lost time. With only four years of club volleyball on his resume, he’ll join the University of Waterloo... Read more
18h
The Brantford Expositor
Setting Canadian record a thrillBrandon Van Wyk is thrilled to have been part of a Canadian record-setting rela
Setting Canadian record a thrill
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 18 hours ago
Brandon Van Wyk is thrilled to have been part of a Canadian record-setting relay team at the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships. "We didn't realize that we broke the record until we left the pool," said Van Wyk, a 20-year-old student at the... Read more
1d
TechCrunch
Kash Now Offers Faster And Cheaper Alternative To Old Payment NetworksPayments, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Kash whose
Kash Now Offers Faster And Cheaper Alternative To Old Payment Networks
TechCrunch / Posted yesterday
Payments, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Kash whose multi-year mission is to “clear financial transactions instantly (like cards) and have much lower fees and fraud rates (like ACH.)” Her captain, Kaz Nejatian, wants to... Read more
1d
Lake Country Calendar
Latimer: Wisdom trumps intelligence for life satisfactionIt turns out being smart isn’t the secret to happiness and life satisfaction—an
Latimer: Wisdom trumps intelligence for life satisfaction
Lake Country Calendar / Posted yesterday
It turns out being smart isn’t the secret to happiness and life satisfaction—and it doesn’t predict good choices or behaviour either. Although it may seem as though a person with a higher IQ would be more likely to be happy and successful, some... Read more
1d
Kelowna Capital News
Latimer: Wisdom trumps intelligence for life satisfactionIt turns out being smart isn’t the secret to happiness and life satisfaction—an
Latimer: Wisdom trumps intelligence for life satisfaction
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
It turns out being smart isn’t the secret to happiness and life satisfaction—and it doesn’t predict good choices or behaviour either. Although it may seem as though a person with a higher IQ would be more likely to be happy and successful, some... Read more
2d
New Kerala
Financial whizkid Asdhir Bhim scripts super success story in Canada Toronto-based Bhim D. Asdhir ranks among Indo-Canadians whizkids who have scr
Financial whizkid Asdhir Bhim scripts super success story in Canada
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
Toronto-based Bhim D. Asdhir ranks among Indo-Canadians whizkids who have scripted super success stories in the Canadian financial sector. Asdhir, whose family comes from Ludhiana... Read more
3d
Finextra
Coinbase arrives in CanadaAs part of our effort to make bitcoin easy to use throughout the world, custome
Coinbase arrives in Canada
Finextra / Posted 3 days ago
As part of our effort to make bitcoin easy to use throughout the world, customers in Canada can now: To celebrate the launch, Coinbase will waive its retail conversion fees for Canadian customers of the direct Buy/Sell service, available at... Read more
5d
SouthwesternOntario.ca
Province fighting local poverty with new $300k initiativeJeff Heuchert editor@stratfordgazette.com Before the province can effectively
Province fighting local poverty with new $300k initiative
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 5 days ago
Jeff Heuchert editor@stratfordgazette.com Before the province can effectively combat poverty, it must first have a clearer picture and better understanding of the problem, particularly in areas of the province like ours where urban meets... Read more
6d
Engadget
Study maps where golden eagles are safe from wind turbinesResearchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm i
Study maps where golden eagles are safe from wind turbines
Engadget / Posted 6 days ago
Researchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm industry avoid protected golden eagles. Wind turbine blades kill up to 100,000 birds per year, which is admittedly a small percentage compared to those killed by your cat.... Read more
8d
ITBusiness.ca
Waterloo start-up wants to get cables out of the meeting roomA start-up in Waterloo, Ont. is aiming to get the cables out of the meeting roo
Waterloo start-up wants to get cables out of the meeting room
ITBusiness.ca / Posted 8 days ago
A start-up in Waterloo, Ont. is aiming to get the cables out of the meeting room and allow anyone to walk in with any device and start a presentation within 10 minutes. Ubiq has developed a wireless presentation solution that is eight months into... Read more
9d
Kincardine News
Terry Fox Run a Peister family traditionSusan and Bill Peister have always been active in community events. With two c
Terry Fox Run a Peister family tradition
Kincardine News / Posted 9 days ago
Susan and Bill Peister have always been active in community events. With two children, they feel is iss important to support their community as volunteers. As role models, Bill and Susan, along with their children, Erin and Cale, are strong... Read more
9d
Airdrie Echo
Schools set to kickoff football seasonThe Rocky View Sports Association will be kicking off the football season with
Schools set to kickoff football season
Airdrie Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The Rocky View Sports Association will be kicking off the football season with a jamboree at Spray Lakes Sawmills Legacy Field in Cochrane, Sept. 4. The defending league champions George McDougall Mustangs coach Steve MacLean is excited to be back... Read more
9d
The Globe and Mail
In a fierce fight for talent, Canadian startups try to edge out Google and FacebookNot everyone is bold enough to reject a full-time gig at the almighty Google In
In a fierce fight for talent, Canadian startups try to edge out Google and Facebook
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Not everyone is bold enough to reject a full-time gig at the almighty Google Inc. But Mathieu Blais-D’Amours did on his way to eventually quadrupling what the firm based in Mountain View, Calif., offered to pay him. The freelance front-end and... Read more
9d
The Globe and Mail
Professors at odds over technology’s role in the lecture hallIn the mid-nineties, Mark Morton was one of the first instructors at the Univer
Professors at odds over technology’s role in the lecture hall
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
In the mid-nineties, Mark Morton was one of the first instructors at the University of Winnipeg to offer telecourses for the school, letting students tune in to his English classes via broadcast on a local community channel. It’s an approach to... Read more
10d
Gamasutra
"BEEP" DOCUMENTARY DEBUT AT GAME MUSIC CONNECT 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, United Kingdom (August 24, 2015) - Game Music Co
"BEEP" DOCUMENTARY DEBUT AT GAME MUSIC CONNECT 2015
Gamasutra / Posted 10 days ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, United Kingdom (August 24, 2015) - Game Music Connect today announced a world exclusive preview of the video game sound and music documentary "Beep: Big in Japan" will be screened at this year's international video game... Read more
12d
Business Insider
5 TED Talks you should watch when you're looking for a job1. Ashley Stahl: 3 questions to unlock your authentic career Surprisingly, not
5 TED Talks you should watch when you're looking for a job
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
1. Ashley Stahl: 3 questions to unlock your authentic career Surprisingly, not everyone hates looking for a job. Meet Ashley Stahl, a career coach who loves a good job hunt. Early in her career as a national security professional Stahl says she... Read more
13d
The Globe and Mail
Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hallWhen university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find thems
Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
When university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find themselves learning the meaning of two new letters: HB. The standard pencil, for many years alien to digitized lecture halls, is coming back into fashion on campus as a... Read more
15d
Great Bend Tribune
How to help kids be healthy without shaming, damaging self-esteemGillian Brown's parents don't like her body. Starting when she was 7 years old
How to help kids be healthy without shaming, damaging self-esteem
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Gillian Brown's parents don't like her body. Starting when she was 7 years old, they urged her to change it, setting up meetings with dietitians and offering opinions on why the number on the scale only seemed to rise. "There was a constant feeling... Read more
15d
iol.co.za
Tencent and Kik ‘share a vision’REUTERSTencent's headquarters at Nanshan Hi-Tech Industrial Park in the souther
Tencent and Kik ‘share a vision’
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
REUTERSTencent's headquarters at Nanshan Hi-Tech Industrial Park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. File picture: Bobby Yip Beijing - Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said on Tuesday it raised $50 million from Chinese... Read more
11 related stories
15d
PhysOrg
With China funding, messaging app Kik joins unicornsCanada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said it raised $50 million fr
With China funding, messaging app Kik joins unicorns
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said it raised $50 million from Chinese Internet giant Tencent Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said Tuesday it raised $50 million from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, saying the two... Read more
11 related stories
15d
The Sault Star
Sabercats hand out hardwareThe Sault Sabercats honoured their own Tuesday night during an awards banquet/b
Sabercats hand out hardware
The Sault Star / Posted 15 days ago
The Sault Sabercats honoured their own Tuesday night during an awards banquet/barbeque at the John Rhodes Community Centre that saw seven players singled out for their efforts during the 2015 Ontario Varsity Football League season. Cats head Steve... Read more
15d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
With China funding, messaging app Kik joins unicornsSAN FRANCISCO - Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said Tuesday
With China funding, messaging app Kik joins unicorns
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 15 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO - Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said Tuesday it raised $50 million from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, saying the two firms have a "shared vision." Canada-based smartphone messaging application Kik said it raised... Read more
11 related stories
17d
Independent
How the 'sexual desire discrepancy' between men and women can take its toll on relationshipsIt is well-known that having the hots for one's partner waxes and wanes over th
How the 'sexual desire discrepancy' between men and women can take its toll on relationships
Independent / Posted 17 days ago
It is well-known that having the hots for one's partner waxes and wanes over the course of a relationship - with women generally said to have lower sex drives than men. But new research has put this "sexual desire discrepancy" in a new light. A... Read more
17d
Daily Mail
Is technology rotting your brain? Heavy mobile phone and internet use linked to poor attention span 210 people
Is technology rotting your brain?
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Heavy mobile phone and internet use linked to poor attention span 210 people aged 18-65 rated their behaviour in areas linked to memory Heavy internet and mobile phone users experienced 'cognitive... Read more
2 related stories
18d
KPBS San Diego
Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, AbortionWhen parents lose a child, there are rituals to mark their grief — holding fune
Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion
KPBS San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
When parents lose a child, there are rituals to mark their grief — holding funerals, sitting shiva, bringing casseroles. But when that loss happens before birth, often it isn't marked. Sometimes, it's barely even mentioned. It's different in Japan,... Read more
20d
Orillia Packet & Times
Immersed in conservationKeeping ambitious in the field of conservation, adventures, getting your hands
Immersed in conservation
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 20 days ago
Keeping ambitious in the field of conservation, adventures, getting your hands dirty and continual learning experiences are essential in achieving personal happiness and professional growth. Recollecting on my time with the Couchiching Conservancy, I... Read more
20d
Sarnia Observer
Aboriginal activist found momentum in SarniaAfter a decade of drug and alcohol abuse, Shawn Johnston – who as a gay Aborigi
Aboriginal activist found momentum in Sarnia
Sarnia Observer / Posted 20 days ago
After a decade of drug and alcohol abuse, Shawn Johnston – who as a gay Aboriginal youth fell into the wrong crowd in Winnipeg – found his second shot at life in what many may consider an unlikely place: Sarnia. A city known for its prescription... Read more
22d
Business Wire
Tamr Brings Scalable Data Preparation to the Cloud via Google Cloud PlatformThe Tamr integration with Google Cloud Dataflow will give business analysts a q
Tamr Brings Scalable Data Preparation to the Cloud via Google Cloud Platform
Business Wire / Posted 22 days ago
The Tamr integration with Google Cloud Dataflow will give business analysts a quick way to find, gather and format data from across diverse data siloes ─ located on premise or in the cloud ─ without much coding or direct IT support. By using Google... Read more
23d
The Globe and Mail
Harper’s proposed travel ban worries Syrian-CanadiansSyrian-Canadians say they fear they will face prosecution in Canada for visitin
Harper’s proposed travel ban worries Syrian-Canadians
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Syrian-Canadians say they fear they will face prosecution in Canada for visiting family in the country of their birth under a new law that is being proposed by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. At the same time, experts say the ban to regions... Read more
23d
St. Catharines Standard
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship gameA convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship game
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 23 days ago
A convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse Stadium has advanced the Niagara Spears junior varsity football team to the Ontario Varsity Football League championship game. Against London, the Spears controlled the... Read more
2 related stories
23d
Niagara Falls Review
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship gameA convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship game
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 23 days ago
A convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse Stadium has advanced the Niagara Spears junior varsity football team to the Ontario Varsity Football League championship game. Against London, the Spears controlled the... Read more
2 related stories
23d
Welland Tribune
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship gameA convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse
Junior Spears advance to OVFL championship game
Welland Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
A convincing 33-5 road victory over the London Junior Mustangs at TD Waterhouse Stadium has advanced the Niagara Spears junior varsity football team to the Ontario Varsity Football League championship game. Against London, the Spears controlled the... Read more
2 related stories
24d
Entrpreneur
This Startup Wants Robots in Every WarehouseAmazon’s proprietary Kiva robots are state-of-the art inventory fetchers, savin
This Startup Wants Robots in Every Warehouse
Entrpreneur / Posted 24 days ago
Amazon’s proprietary Kiva robots are state-of-the art inventory fetchers, saving humans from walking up to 11 miles per shift, some experts estimate. They’ve helped Amazon build some of the most efficient warehouses on the planet. Now Clearpath... Read more
25d
Simcoe Reformer
Fast track slows down expectationsLast on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for th
Fast track slows down expectations
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 25 days ago
Last on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for the night. Kyle Haynes admitted that thought was racing through his mind when he found out the mini stocks feature, usually the opening race on the program, would instead... Read more
4 related stories
25d
St. Catharines Standard
Fast track slows down expectationsLast on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for th
Fast track slows down expectations
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 25 days ago
Last on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for the night. Kyle Haynes admitted that thought was racing through his mind when he found out the mini stocks feature, usually the opening race on the program, would instead... Read more
4 related stories
25d
Niagara Falls Review
Fast track slows down expectationsLast on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for th
Fast track slows down expectations
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 25 days ago
Last on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for the night. Kyle Haynes admitted that thought was racing through his mind when he found out the mini stocks feature, usually the opening race on the program, would instead... Read more
4 related stories
25d
Welland Tribune
Fast track slows down expectationsLast on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for th
Fast track slows down expectations
Welland Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Last on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for the night. Kyle Haynes admitted that thought was racing through his mind when he found out the mini stocks feature, usually the opening race on the program, would instead... Read more
4 related stories
25d
The Brantford Expositor
Fast track slows down expectationsLast on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for th
Fast track slows down expectations
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 25 days ago
Last on the race card. First to be towed to the pits, out of the running for the night. Kyle Haynes admitted that thought was racing through his mind when he found out the mini stocks feature, usually the opening race on the program, would instead... Read more
4 related stories
26d
Sarnia Observer
The London region:10 ridings,10 questionsWe’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian histor
The London region:10 ridings,10 questions
Sarnia Observer / Posted 26 days ago
We’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian history, with the national party leaders already battling it out to define the ballot-box question — the question they want you to think about when you vote Oct. 19. The... Read more
2 related stories
26d
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
The London region:10 ridings,10 questionsWe’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian histor
The London region:10 ridings,10 questions
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 26 days ago
We’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian history, with the national party leaders already battling it out to define the ballot-box question — the question they want you to think about when you vote Oct. 19. The... Read more
2 related stories
26d
Chatham Daily News
The London region:10 ridings,10 questionsWe’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian histor
The London region:10 ridings,10 questions
Chatham Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
We’re nearly a week into the longest federal election in modern Canadian history, with the national party leaders already battling it out to define the ballot-box question — the question they want you to think about when you vote Oct. 19. The... Read more
2 related stories
27d
Simcoe Reformer
What about the fish?While trace levels of illicit drugs found in the Grand River are not thought to
What about the fish?
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 27 days ago
While trace levels of illicit drugs found in the Grand River are not thought to affect drinking water quality, their impact on fish requires further study, says a spokesperson for the Grand River Conservation Authority. "It has only been in the last... Read more
27d
The Brantford Expositor
What about the fish?While trace levels of illicit drugs found in the Grand River are not thought to
What about the fish?
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 27 days ago
While trace levels of illicit drugs found in the Grand River are not thought to affect drinking water quality, their impact on fish requires further study, says a spokesperson for the Grand River Conservation Authority. "It has only been in the last... Read more
29d
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
The play's the thingIt's been described as Shakespeare karaoke. Theatre fans bowed, pranced and sw
The play's the thing
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 29 days ago
It's been described as Shakespeare karaoke. Theatre fans bowed, pranced and swung their arms madly as they played out a scene from the comedy Love's Labour's Lost in the Festival Theatre lobby Tuesday afternoon. The Festival launched the custom... Read more
m
St. Catharines Standard
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectationsMaddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, m
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectations
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 1 months ago
Maddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, more than a week after paddled her board for 10 km along the recreational canal. “It was fantastic. It was such an amazing day,” Leblanc said, referring to the On Board... Read more
2 related stories
m
Niagara Falls Review
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectationsMaddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, m
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectations
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 1 months ago
Maddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, more than a week after paddled her board for 10 km along the recreational canal. “It was fantastic. It was such an amazing day,” Leblanc said, referring to the On Board... Read more
2 related stories
m
Welland Tribune
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectationsMaddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, m
Cancer fundraiser exceeds expectations
Welland Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Maddi Leblanc was still tallying up the money she raised for cancer research, more than a week after paddled her board for 10 km along the recreational canal. “It was fantastic. It was such an amazing day,” Leblanc said, referring to the On Board... Read more
2 related stories
m
The Globe and Mail
Ottawa to expand and centralize national computer systemCanada’s research cyberinfrastructure is getting its first major injection of f
Ottawa to expand and centralize national computer system
The Globe and Mail / Posted 1 months ago
Canada’s research cyberinfrastructure is getting its first major injection of federal dollars since 2006. Over the next two years, the much-needed financial boost will be used to consolidate an ageing patchwork of two dozen regional computer systems... Read more
m
PhysOrg
Atomic view of bacterial enzymes that help human digestionA group of researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has rea
Atomic view of bacterial enzymes that help human digestion
PhysOrg / Posted 1 months ago
A group of researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has reached deep into the human gut, plucked out a couple enzymes produced by bacteria residing there and determined their biological activities and molecular structures—details... Read more
m
The Brantford Expositor
Bisons graduate to next levelTristan Almas played his last game for the Brantford Bisons on the weekend but
Bisons graduate to next level
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 1 months ago
Tristan Almas played his last game for the Brantford Bisons on the weekend but like a lot of his teammates he will be taking no time off. He and seven teammates will continue to train to get ready for the next football season. All are heading to... Read more
More

People in this news