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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.

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.

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.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Prof. Laura Hug characterizes microbes of municipal waste in Jamaica

Prof. Laura Hug and female colleague stand by University of Waterloo sign.

Landfills represent the world's fastest growing contaminated sites and are potential contamination origins of surface and drinking water systems. Waterloo biologist Laura Hug, along with her colleagues, characterized the microbial communities of the Riverton City dump in Jamaica which lacks engineered protection for leachate containment and treatment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Waterloo scientists awarded $2 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Michael Power, Trevor Charles, Juewen Liu.

Three researchers from the Faculty of Science received more than $2 million in Strategic Partnership Research Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last week. Recipients included Professors Michael Power and Trevor Charles from the Department of Biology and Professor Juewen Liu from the Department of Chemistry.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Understanding and protecting the lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay being interviewed by Parks Canada

Located in northeast Alberta, the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world. Serving as the junction of four major North American waterfowl migratory routes, millions of ducks and geese descend to feed and nest here each summer.

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