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Study finds ‘serious difference’ in viability of different masks

A new study from the University of Waterloo found the most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets.

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University of Waterloo upgrades campus ventilation systems

The mechanical engineering team at the University of Waterloo is reviewing the air flow for all classrooms in preparation for fall.
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Planting native trees cools communities over time

Planting native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses can cool the summer daytime temperature of an area by more than 4 C in a decade.
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Local approach best to reopening Canadian economy

Allowing cities and counties to open and close independently based on standardized guidelines is the safest way of reopening, a new study finds.
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New model supports social distancing until September

A new model shows that continuing social distancing at the current levels in Ontario and Quebec until mid-September could save about 100,000 lives.
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Researchers develop new sensor for detecting water leaks

Water leaks are the leading cause of property losses in apartments, offices and other buildings, resulting in repairs and higher insurance premiums.
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Study finds how employers can retain casual workers

Employers who help casual workers find meaning on the job may have an easier time retaining them, according to a new University of Waterloo study.
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Research weighs new factor in disease modelling

University of Waterloo mathematicians used computer simulations to model how pathogen strains of varying virulence respond to social behaviour and compete for dominance.

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Researches discover possible pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations

Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some areas and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.
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Standing desks may cause lower back pain: study

Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

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Scientists develop biocide to combat superbugs

Scientists in Canada have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.
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Mixed-use developments may stifle diversity

Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
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Mixed-use developments may reduce housing affordability: study

Mixed-use developments can make a neighbourhood too pricey for many to live in, according to a University of Waterloo study of Toronto neighbourhoods.