News archive - 2021

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.

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