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Friday, August 12, 2016

Waterloo biologist explains the science behind Rio’s green pools

The green water of Rio’s outdoor Olympic pools has baffled athletes, organizers and spectators but not Waterloo Biologist Kirsten Müller. She is fairly certain that algae is the culprit.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Science student volunteers her way to success

By Andreea Perescu

Samantha Fowler wants you to get excited about science.

This term, she secured her dream co-op position as an Outreach Associate at the University of Waterloo Science Outreach office, coordinating the Waterloo Let’s Talk Science site. Let’s Talk Science is a charitable organization with sites at more than 40 post-secondary institutions.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Velocity Science startups to compete at CNE Innovation Garage pitch competition

Canadian National Exhibition Innovation Garage Poster

Waterloo Biology student and three other Velocity Science entrepreneurs will be heading to the Canadian National Exhibition later this month to compete for $25,000 in the inaugural CNE Innovation Garage pitch competition.

The three day event will take place August 19 to 21 and highlight emerging ideas from 25 of Ontario's most imaginative and inspiring young inventors. 

Velocity Science startups Acorn Cryotech, Arylla Inc., Curiato and Suncayr were named 2016 CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition Finalists.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The ocean is a giant classroom

It’s a fish-eat-fish world down there, and Department of Biology PhD candidate Ashley Stasko (Swanson Lab) is trying to find out who’s at the bottom and who’s at the top of the food chain.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Incoming Biology student seeks world neuroscience title

Incoming Waterloo Biology student heads to world neuroscience competition in Denmark.

Before Nooran AbuMazen even attends her first university lecture, she’ll test her knowledge of neuroscience on the world stage.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two Biology graduate students win prestigious Weston award for Northern research

Biology graduate students Casey Remmer and Samantha Burke have each been awarded a prestigious W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research.

The highly competitive, national scholarships from the Weston Foundation are awarded each year to 15 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada for “advancing our understanding of important scientific issues facing the North.”

Monday, June 27, 2016

Forever grateful that I chose Waterloo, and that Waterloo chose me

A degree from Waterloo changes lives

By Ebele Mogo​, BSc '09

I remember when I got a sealed envelope stating that I had been granted admission to the University of Waterloo. I could not contain my happiness as I really wanted to attend the University, given its ranking as No. 1 in Canada that year.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Biology PhD student wins national Three Minute Thesis competition

For the first time, a doctoral student from the University of Waterloo has won the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which sees graduate students from across the country communicate the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New tree of life may hold clues to cleaning up pollution

A new University of Waterloo professor who was part of a research team that has discovered 1,000 new microorganisms, is hoping the team’s revised “tree of life” will hold clues to cleaning up environmental contamination.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Waterloo biologist and First Nation examine mercury in fish

Kluane First Nation youth, using the latest sampling and analysis techniques in a Waterloo lab, are finding very low levels of mercury in fish in their northern community.

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