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The Debated Origin of Coal

Though coal was a key player in the technological boom of the Industrial Revolution and contributes a third of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions,...

Predictive AI partners with UW Artificial Intelligence Institute

On Mar. 16, Predictiv AI, a software and solution provider in the artificial intelligence market, announced a new collaboration with the University of Waterloo...

UW prof receives over $200K from federal government to fund aquatic ecosystem study

A UW professor is receiving more than $200,000 over three years from the federal government to fund his research project on antidepressants in aquatic...

UW professor awarded over $1 Million to test wastewater for COVID-19

Mark Servos, biology professor at UW and a member of the Water Institute was awarded over $1 million in provincial funding to test wastewater...

Rogers agrees to buy Shaw Communications

On Mar. 15, 2021, Rogers Communications Inc. announced a $26 billion, debt-including agreement to purchase Shaw Communications. Rogers will pay the holders of both Shaw’s...

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,...
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