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04 Feb, 2014, 15:09 ET L'amincissement spectaculaire de la glace des lacs de l'Arctique réduit la saison des glaces de 24 jours

Une étude réalisée par l'université de Waterloo montre que le gel des lacs de l'Arctique intervient plus tard dans l'année alors que le dégel...


04 Feb, 2014, 07:36 ET Dramatischer Schwund von Eis in arktischen Seen beschneidet winterliche Eissaison um 24 Tage

Arktische Seen frieren später im Jahr zu und tauen früher auf, sodass die winterliche Eissaison heute rund 24 Tage kürzer ist als 1950, hat eine...


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

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, creating a winter ice season...


23 Jan, 2014, 11:40 ET Le changement climatique menace les Jeux olympiques d'hiver

Seules six des villes ayant déjà accueilli les Jeux olympiques d'hiver bénéficient d'un climat suffisamment froid pour accueillir dans des...


23 Jan, 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...


21 Jan, 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...


10 Dec, 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...


03 Dec, 2013, 15:17 ET Professor Chris Hadfield calls world class University home

WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Keep your long-term goals in mind to make your dream a reality, Professor Chris Hadfield told members of...


27 Nov, 2013, 13:16 ET Canada's progress in tobacco control under threat

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - A new report released today reveals that Canada is at risk losing ground in its efforts to reduce tobacco...


25 Nov, 2013, 11:27 ET Graphic warnings labels on cigarette packs could lead to 8.6 million fewer smokers in the United States

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - A research paper published in the scientific journal Tobacco Control shows that graphic warning labels on...


13 Nov, 2013, 12:57 ET Work started on centre of excellence for innovation in aging

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Ground was broken for a pioneering innovation institute for aging on the north campus of the University of...


08 Oct, 2013, 13:53 ET Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Waterloo today announced the appointment of retired Canadian astronaut, Chris...


17 Sep, 2013, 08:01 ET Expert: Colorado flooding

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - As flooding continues to ravage parts of Colorado, the University of Waterloo in Canada has a climate...


09 Sep, 2013, 08:00 ET New skate technology increases speed and prevents injuries

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - A University of Waterloo graduate with a passion for hockey has invented a spring-loaded skate that...


20 Aug, 2013, 08:31 ET Emergency rooms failing to meet seniors' needs

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Emergency departments are not meeting the needs of senior citizens, according to a new international study...


05 Jun, 2013, 09:00 ET Home-based rehab for seniors improves quality of life, saves money

WATERLOO, ON, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Seniors with musculoskeletal disorders, like arthritis or broken bones, who get rehabilitation at home are...


31 May, 2013, 06:36 ET Según un estudio, el calentamiento global está causado por los CFCs, no por el dióxido de carbono

Los clorofluorocarbonos (CFCs) son los culpables del calentamiento mundial desde los años 70 y no el dióxido de carbono, según una...


30 May, 2013, 12:01 ET Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, study says

WATERLOO, ON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide,...


28 Mar, 2013, 16:29 ET The School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo announces the winners of the 2nd Annual Equity Research Challenge

WATERLOO, ON, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo held their 2nd annual Equity...


12 Sep, 2012, 16:05 ET Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at University of Waterloo Official Opening Slated for September 21

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Waterloo today announced that the official opening of the Mike & Ophelia...


26 Apr, 2012, 07:00 ET Help to quit smoking? The University of Waterloo's got an app for that

WATERLOO, ON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - With today's official launch of the mobile app, "Crush the Crave," University of Waterloo researchers...


08 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET UW plans grand expansion of Canada's largest mathematics and computer science outreach program

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Waterloo will greatly expand Canada's largest youth outreach program in mathematics and...