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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Biology graduate student Samantha Burke finds lakes are getting saltier

Samantha Burke sampling in the field.

Canada’s freshwater lakes are being threatened by the widespread use of road salt, according to a recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waterloo’s winning iGEM team recruiting for the 2017 competition

Waterloo iGEM logo

There’s nothing like a winning tradition: last year’s Gold Medal standing at the 2016 International Jamboree was Waterloo’s fourth straight annual win at a competition that attracts more than 270 teams from 42 countries.

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.

Although low chlorine levels, minerals and copper can also cause water to look green, it’s the cloudy appearance of the water that suggests the presence of an algal biomass.

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.

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.

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