University of Waterloo

Christian Cotroneo

We Have Now Littered Every Part Of Every One Of The World's Oceans

HuffingtonPost.com | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada

Every ocean now bears witness to our waste. In a report, published in the academic journal PLOS ONE, scientists conclude for the first time that we...

Canadian's 'Holy Grail' Invention Could Revolutionize Lighting

CBC | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Business

A lab at the University of Waterloo says it has developed the perfect replacement for the soon-to-be defunct incandescent bulb. Canada's supply...

Time to Rethink Those Costly University Degrees

Leah Eichler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Leah Eichler

Unfortunately, if post-secondary institutions don't speed up the process of transformation, more students will either drop out or be saddled with a costly degree that doesn't align with current market opportunities.

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

Pat Lynch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Business
Pat Lynch

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was ...

BlackBerry Makes A Huge Sale .. Of Its Buildings

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry just made a massive sale —not of its phones but of its real estate. The troubled tech company sold five of the buildings in its Water...

Why This Canadian University Churns Out Poker Stars

CBC | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Ask a University of Waterloo student what the school is known for and chances are they’ll mention engineering, math or science, or even all three. ...

Professor Jennifer Schulenberg Reflects On How To Improve Policing In Ontario

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Earlier this week -- a list of recommendations on how to improve the Ontario Police Complaints system was released in downtown Toronto. The initiative was made possible after University of Waterloo's Professor, Jennifer Schulenberg, received a Public Outreach Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The professor reflects with me on some of the recommendations.

Waterloo Should Not Stifle Free Speech

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

At the University of Waterloo last week, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth was scheduled to speak to a group of students at an event organized by the Students for Life campus club. Unfortunately, a group of students shut down Mr. Woodworth's speech by shouting him down, until he was left with no choice but to cancel the event.

No Shock Tactic Should Disrupt Free Speech

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

It is sadly becoming normal for guest speakers to be disrespected in places that we call "higher learning." Dressed as a vagina, Ethan Jackson felt right at home spewing what he believes to be well thought out highly educated views. They demand respect while denigrating the views of others, like Mr. Stephen Woodworth.

Taking A Heavy Toll On Canadian Quality Of Life

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy may well be muddling through, but on a more personal level, Canadians generally are not, a new study of well-being suggests....

Silent Running: Canadian Military Planning Stealth Snomobile

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada Business

The Department of National Defence plans to develop a new stealth snowmobile for covert military operations in Canada's Arctic, with $550,000 set asid...

Rachel Mendleson

RIM Layoffs Cast Long Shadow On Canada's Tech Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada Business

Engineering students are by nature a practical bunch. So when Research In Motion Ltd., the biggest tech company in the country, announced yesterday th...