News for Parents

Monday, January 18, 2021

PhD student uses DNA sequencing to study cyanobacteria

Ellen Cameron

Cyanobacteria blooms are a major environmental issue worldwide. They can have direct impacts on the safety of drinking water supplies by producing a variety of toxins which also impose health risks for swimmers and boaters. Although many may associate cyanobacteria with bright green algae seen on the surface of lakes, Ellen Cameron, PhD Candidate in Waterloo’s Biology Department, is using DNA sequencing to study cyanobacteria communities in low-nutrient, clear lakes in Northern Ontario.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

New Biology Chair, Assistant Vice President of GSPA, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Science Named

We are pleased to share some upcoming organizational changes with some leadership positions held by Science faculty members.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2020 Waterloo iGEM team wins gold with a project to recover heavy metals from wastewater

iGEM team picture, showing 25 of the team members in a zoom call

The Waterloo iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team has been recognized with a number of awards this year at the annual competition. In addition to receiving Gold standing, their project also received the award for best Manufacturing Project at the undergraduate level, it was also nominated for the iGEM Inclusivity Award and the Best Wiki Award!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Green Growth: Priceless environmental services of wetlands are key to a green, economic future

Wetland landscape, including trees growing from shallow water, and green plants along the edge of the wetland

A scrappy swamp dotted with reeds, mosses, insects and frogs might not look like anything of value, but to Professor Rebecca Rooney, these ecosystems are priceless.