Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Grand day of STEM activities for Indigenous high school students

STEM Academy student looking underwater with special binoculars

On June 15, grade nine students from Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) and the STEAM Academy program donned their waders to join researchers Charles de Lannoy, Karen Kidd and Mark Servos to conduct experiments in the Grand River.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Remembering Colin Mayfield – a microbiologist pioneer

Colin Mayfield sitting in a patio chair

Past and present members of the Department of Biology are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Colin Ivor Mayfield. He was with the University of Waterloo for more than three decades. Mayfield was one of Biology's pioneering faculty who helped establish microbiology as a strength of the University of Waterloo.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Waterloo research collaboration recognized with $2.8 million Alliance grant from NSERC

Josh Neufeld

As we move towards a greener future, nuclear power is considered a viable energy alternative because it does not produce greenhouse gases. However, its use has created a new problem: how should we safely store radioactive waste?

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Rebecca Rooney receives Excellence in Science Research award

Rebecca Rooney

Congratulations to Professor Rebecca Rooney for being awarded the 2022 Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards! Other recipients are Professors Andrea Edginton (School of Pharmacy) and Anna Klinkova (Department of Chemistry). 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Investigating the microbiology of proposed nuclear waste storage systems

Rachel Beaver

Rachel Beaver first became interested in microbiology during her undergraduate degree at Waterloo, when taking Fundamentals of Microbiology, taught by Professor Josh Neufeld. She was inspired to continue along this path, completing three co-op terms, her undergraduate thesis, and master’s degree in the Neufeld lab.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Laura Hug receives Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

Dr. Laura Hug

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Hug for receiving the 2022 Thermo Fisher Scientific Award. This award will be presented at the annual Canadian Society for Microbiologists conference scheduled to be held at the University of Guelph from June 26 to June 29, 2022.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Meet Eugenia Dadzie, winner of the 2022 GRADflix Competition

Eugenia Dadzie

Eugenia Dadzie, a master’s student from the Department of Biology, won first place in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)’s GRADflix showcase for her video Microbes and enzymes: sustainable plastic degradation, describing her research into finding microbes that can br

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Trevor Charles wins Research Innovation and Impact Award

Professor Trevor Charles

Congratulations to Professor Trevor Charles for being recognized with a Research Innovation and Impact Award from the BE-STEMM 2022 conference hosted by the Canadian Black Scientists Network!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Biology Grad Students finishes 1st and 2nd in GRADflix

Congratulations to Eugenia Dadzie (Charles’ research group) for finishing 1st and Atiyeh Ahmadi (Ingalls' lab) for finishing 2nd in GRADflix 2022! Honourable mention to Arisha Imran (Hall’s group) for being in the top 25 finalists. Outstanding efforts and achievements by all that participated.

Eugenia’s video:

Atiyeh’s video:

Arisha’s video:

Click here to view all other videos submitted this year. 


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