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Monday, October 19, 2020

Waterloo ranked among top ten biology programs in Canada

Waterloo Biology is one of the top ten biology programs in Canada for 2021, according to the influential annual Maclean’s magazine ranking program.

In results released last week, Waterloo’s Biology program was placed 10th for 2021, rising in the rankings from 13th in 2020 and 15th in 2019.

Friday, October 16, 2020

10 Calls to Action to natural scientists to enable reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

In 2015, after documenting testimonies from Indigenous survivors of the residential school system in Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action to enable reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Without personal connections to Indigenous communities, many Canadians fail to grasp the depth of intergenerational impacts of residential schools and associated systemic racism. Consequently, reconciliation remains an elusive concept.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Scientific literacy and COVID-19

Jozef Nissimov

This week, universities, libraries, science centres and schools across Canada have been celebrating Science Literacy Week, with the goal of improving our collective understanding of science.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Student clubs donate funds to support local community COVID-19 efforts

Image of all club representatives from Board of Directors meeting over zoom meeting

Together, the University of Waterloo’s Science Society, Science departmental clubs and the Psychology Society donated $5,500 to help the local community fight COVID-19. The donation came from unused event funds and was shared among three organizations.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Researchers find clues to SARS-CoV-2 infection and explore why COVID-19 impacts patients differently

Jeremy Hirota and Andrew Doxey

Working together, researchers at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University are searching for how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the lungs – and they’re challenging what has become an accepted truth about the virus.

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