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UW alumni company raises $159 million in investments

Two UW engineering alumni who co-founded an online education company secured $159 million  back in January to help accelerate the company’s growth.   Prodigy Education is...

Freshwater Benthic Macroinvertebrates: what they are, why they’re important & what they can tell...

Freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates, also known as benthos, are ecologically important species to monitor, as they can tell us a lot about the quality of...

University of Waterloo’s Professor Ihab Ilyas Receives 2020 ACM Fellow Title

Professor Ihab Ilyas,  of UW has been named a 2020 Association for Computing Machinery Fellow (ACM), the largest scientific computing society in the world.  Only...

Plastic Straws v. Alternatives: Are the Alternatives Really That Much Better?

Plastic pollution is choking our oceans. Since 2015, there has been a massive movement to switch to alternatives for our day-to-day single-use plastic items...

The scientific significance of Higgs Boson

The Higgs boson, or Higgs particle, is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Its main relevance is that it is the smallest possible excitation of the Higgs field – a field that,...

Hot and Cold Facts of the Gulf Stream

A journal article,published in ‘Nature Geoscience’ this week, suggests that the Gulf Stream may be slowing and weakening. The article predicts that, if climate...

Inside Scoop on the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, members Vanessa Vahedi and Diya Chowdhury of the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group (GHS) gave Imprint insight into their...

Climate Crisis, Politics, and a Generation in Revolt A Conversation with the Filmmakers of...

Late last year, CBC kicked off the 60th season of its flagship series, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, with the episode ‘Rebellion’....

Entering the Dark Zone of Greenland

Contrary to its name, 80 percent of Greenland is covered by a massive ice sheet. However, the presence of dark algae on the Greenland...

Online learning: the challenges faced by one engineering student at UW in the midst...

The uncanny emotion I felt when I received my letter of acceptance from UW is difficult to express, if it would have been some...
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