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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Responding to change: Grad student finds solidarity in climate actions at COP22

Masroora Haque

Just as Donald Trump, a climate change denier, was elected the next US president, Waterloo student Masroora Haque was in Marrakech for COP22 - the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – joining negotiations on action plans for the Paris Agreement.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Conrad Grebel professor wins Ontario Arts Council award for conducting

Mark Vuorinen conducting

Congratulations to Mark Vuorinen of Conrad Grebel University College for winning the Ontario Arts Council's Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. He is an assistant professor in Grebel's Department of Music and also artistic director of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand Philharmonic. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Prof John Turri named CRC in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

John Turri

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, was on campus today to announce $5.7 million in funds for Waterloo's Canada Research Chairs in the areas of environmental modelling and analysis, insurance risk processes, bioinformatics, quantum molecular dynamics, number theory, and philosophy and cognitive science

Thursday, December 1, 2016

24-year-old Arts alumnus creates award for undergraduates

Michael Robson

“We need to create communities where we’re all helping each other,” says Arts alumnus Michael Robson. Last June, he put that statement into action by starting an award for undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. He pledged $10,000 of his own money over five years to build the Collective Movement Award, which supports students involved in the African, Caribbean or black communities.

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