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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ensuring fish are safe to eat in the Canadian north

Heidi Swanson holding a fish

By Water Institute

In 2011, Heidi Swanson’s phone rang. An unfamiliar voice said, “Hi, Heidi? This is George. I heard you work on fish mercury and that you are good at working with communities.”

Eight years later, Swanson and George, who turned out to be George Low, coordinator for the Dehcho Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management program in the Northwest Territories, are planning their seventh field season together.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro wins 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Marcel Pinheiro headshot

Biology continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro has been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for his innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Medtech Startup Curiato tackles the bedsore "silent epidemic"

Woman laying in hospital bed

Three Waterloo Science alumni created a smart healthcare solution to tackle life-threatening pressure injuries. Their smart products are currently in clinical pilot trials.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Understanding comammox's role in wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment equipment

A team of Waterloo researchers have published a preprint article on the activities of complete ammonia oxidizing bacteria, better known as “comammox”, in a wastewater treatment plant.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers and Indigenous community work together to determine fish safety for consumption

View of lake from tip of canoe.

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Remembering Biology instructor Frank Brookfield

Frank Brookfield and Peter Russell with a fossil of Parasaurolophus.

Frank Brookfield (left) and Peter Russell with a Parasaurolophus fossil.

University of Waterloo retiree J. Frank Brookfield passed away on November 29th. Brookfield was a long-time instructor in the Biology department and also served as the biology curator of the Earth Sciences Museum.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Award-winning craft brewery keeps alumnus and co-op student hopping

Science alumn Steve Innocente and co-op student Tyler Ball discussing content on a clipboard in the brewery

When Waterloo Biology alumnus Steve Innocente (BSc ’96) parlayed his craft brewing hobby into an award-winning business, he also tapped into the opportunity to reconnect with Waterloo as a co-op employer, vendor and faculty member.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Contribution to environmental toxicology earns biologist Mark Servos SETAC Fellowship

Mark Servos and male student in river with fishing nets

Canada Research Chair Mark Servos has been appointed a 2018 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), in recognition of his research contributions as well as his SETAC leadership and service. In addition to being named a fellow, Servos will become an advisor to the SETAC World Council.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Revealing hidden patterns in ecology

Coral reef on the ocean floor.

In an era of invasive species, climate change, and rapid habitat loss, ecological systems may never experience a “stable equilibrium”, according to Kim Cuddington, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Prof. Kirsten Müller appointed new Assistant Vice-President, GSPA

Portrait image of Prof. Kirsten Müller

On November 1, 2018, Professor Kirsten Müller will begin her role as the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. She will join Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and Daniela O’Neill, also Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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