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Impact Stories

The Bohemian Bookshelf
The Bohemian Bookshelf
April 3, 2014
Dr. Carpendale and her students are developing new tools, applications and methods for turning raw data into useful visual representations.

Seeing Data, Saving Energy
Seeing Data, Saving Energy
April 3, 2014
According to Dr. Bartram, adopting an "aware-living" lifestyle in the home can result in 10 to 30 per cent savings in energy use.

Uprooting Darwin’s Tree of Life
Uprooting Darwin’s Tree of Life
February 3, 2014
For nearly half a century, biologists have been using molecular techniques to reconstruct Darwin’s tree of life showing that all species on Earth evolved from primitive one-celled life forms over billions of years.

Understanding Antimatter
Understanding Antimatter
February 3, 2014
A game-changing experiment could help explain how the universe was able to form after the Big Bang.

Modelling Tools that Improve Vehicle Design
Modelling Tools that Improve Vehicle Design
February 3, 2014
Maplesoft needed new markets for its engineering software. Toyota needed new design tools to build better vehicles. With help from the University of Waterloo, a powerful business partnership was born.

Protecting Canadian Cheeses
Protecting Canadian Cheeses
February 3, 2014
Phages are a constant threat to commercial cheese production—but not for Canada’s largest dairy cooperative.

Bolstering the Business Case for Organic Salmon
Bolstering the Business Case for Organic Salmon
February 3, 2014
University researchers help British Columbia’s aquaculture industry become more profitable and sustainable

Unraveling the Legacy of Toxic Chemicals
Unraveling the Legacy of Toxic Chemicals
February 3, 2014
Dr. John P. Smol and Dr. Jules Blais have worked together for more than 15 years to understand the legacy of toxic chemicals in the ground, water and air, and how these stressors have influenced living things.

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