Friday, June 11, 2021

eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science

Kim Cuddington.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

Friday, June 4, 2021

Trevor Charles awarded $250,000 through The New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition

Trevor Charles

Innovative and interdisciplinary research is at the forefront of the Faculty of Science. The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has awarded four Waterloo Science researchers a total of $750,000 to advance groundbreaking research. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Professor Mark Servos receives grant to track anti-depressants in wild fish

On Monday, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced funding for almost $3M to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems across Canada.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Mark Servos awarded over $1 million for testing COVID-19 in wastewater

Since the early days of the pandemic, Professor Mark Servos and his team have been applying their knowledge of measuring water contamination to help public health officials understand the movement of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – within municipal wastewater.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Canadian Foundation for Innovation invests in solving the challenges the world faces today

Inside the WATERlab being built - a series of large tanks half filled with water

From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Scientists 3D print dope new open-source cannabis-smoking 'Lung Simulator'

Dr. Andrew Doxey

Dr. Andrew Doxey along with MacMaster University Scientists and University of Waterloo PhD Student Jennifer Aguiar have 3D printed a live model that's capable of replicating the impact of smoking cannabis on the human lung. The team has been able to accurately map the body’s adverse responses to the recreational drug.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Leading the charge in treating cancer

Yvonne Stevens

By the time Yvonne Stevens (BSc ’94, MSc ’98) turned 14, she already knew that she wanted to be a scientist. Having grown up in a large family, headed by a single mother, Yvette Stevens, who was an electrical engineer, Yvonne already had the support and drive to make her career dreams a reality. Her ambitions would take her from her home country of Switzerland to Waterloo’s Faculty of Science to study Biochemistry.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Brian Dixon awarded grant to study Covid-19 immunity on University of Waterloo campus

Brian Dixon at desk

While many university classes across Canada are being held online, some programs require in-person learning and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. This increases the risk of exposure for students, faculty and staff to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Biology Professors lead Fairy Lake ecology project targeting invasive species

Rebecca Rooney and Heidi Swanson

Two faculty members and leading experts in wetlands ecology will study ways to control invasive species and restore the health of Southampton’s beloved Fairy Lake under a new research project launched by the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Three biology graduate students in GSPA's GRADflix finals

Gradflix showcase logo

Since 2018, the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosts a "GRADflix" competition, challenging students from across campus to communicate their research to a general audience. With only 60 seconds at their disposal, competetors create videos, moving slideshows or animation, in order to tell us why their research is important!

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