Alexandra Burza

Reporter

Alexandra Burza is a reporter with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo, covering arts and culture, environmental issues, local government and more.

Latest from Alexandra Burza

Do passengers trust self-driving cars? Researchers at University of Waterloo want to find out

The University of Waterloo study, which is the first of its kind, measures people's emotional and physiological reactions to different styles of driving when riding in an autonomous vehicle.

Lime e-scooter pilot project to end in Waterloo

Lime e-scooters will not stay in Waterloo past the end of the second phase of its pilot project on August 12.

Boys mentorship program in high demand in Perth County, organizers say

The Perth County Health Unit is looking for men to volunteer to mentor young boys as part of their Elements program that teaches life skills to Grade 5 and 6 students.

Grand River Hospital seeks new plan in parking garage replacement project

Grand River Hospital's CFO, Doug Murray, says the hospital is stepping away from the original $85 million plan, which included the demolition of the hospital's Kaufman building.

Federal intellectual property strategy includes $30M to help green tech sector

Federal Minister Navdeep Bains revealed a series of initiatives to help entrepreneurs take advantage of intellectual property, and use it to grow their business.

Oct. 21 election date to cause lower turnout from Jewish community, Waterloo rabbi says

Waterloo rabbi Moshe Goldman says the advance polling dates do not make it easy for Jewish Canadians to get to the polls.

Kitchener scales back grass-cutting at McLennan Park hill

Grass maintenance has come to a halt due to other maintenance priorities in the park, and because the tobogganing spot is under review, said parks director Niall Lobley.

Pilot project turns food waste from Kitchener businesses into clean energy

The downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area is asking for local businesses' food waste, and handing it over to be turned into clean energy.

Cambridge nominated for international award for work with The Handmaid's Tale

The city of Cambridge is being nominated for an "Outstanding Film commission Award' for its work as the filming location of The Handmaid's Tale TV series.

Cambridge allocates $35M for downtown makeovers

Cambridge councillors have voted in favour of establishing a $35 million fund to revitalize the city's three downtown cores.

Robot bridge inspectors more reliable than people, UW researchers say

Sriram Narasimhan and his team of researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed robotic technology to automate infrastructure inspections.

Coding, not canoes. Summer camps in K-W teach kids computing essentials

Forget canoeing and capture the flag; children as young as six are learning how to build and program their own robots out of Lego at summer camps in Waterloo region

Some ION stations are unsafe and inaccessible, accessibility consultant says

Grand River Accessibility Committee member Paula Saunders says more safety features are needed in and round ION stations but those repairs will take months, according to the Region of Waterloo.

KPL career workshops help guide newcomer youth through future in Kitchener

KW Multicultural Centre's "Let's talk" workshop series offers support and resources for young people who are new to Canada. The program is held at the Kitchener Public library, as part of a federal strategy to create a resource hub for newcomers.

Kultrún Festival celebrates world music and cultural appreciation this weekend

The annual Kultrún world music festival is back - with new events and a new theme.