News for Future students

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Inoculating against misinformation

Ridhi Patel sits next to laptop with covid trivia game on the screen.

COVID-19 overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world and left a devastating death toll in its path. The pandemic struck fear and panic in everyone. Knowing very little about the new virus and with no cure, COVID-19 encouraged the rapid spread of misinformation. Undergraduate Science student, Ridhi Patel, developed a game to fight COVID-19 misinformation.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spencer Weinstein wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Headshot of Spencer Weinstein

Last week, the 2020 Vanier Scholarship award winners were announced. Among the prestigious group were three Faculty of Science graduate students - Finnian Gray (Physics & Astronomy), Christian Ieritano (Chemistry) and Spencer Weinstein (Biology).

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Graduate ready: Co-op helps biochemistry graduate find her career and purpose

Headshot of Lydia Vermeer by a river

Five years ago, Lydia Vermeer was graduating high school and decided to go to the University of Waterloo because of its co-op program – little did she know that co-op would influence her studies, personal growth and help her find a career she was passionate about.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How Science instructors pivot to remote teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every sector of society, including education: remote teaching has become, at least for now, the new norm. At the University of Waterloo, instructors have met the challenge of remote teaching by developing alternative ways of presenting course content, by recasting learning activities, and by adjusting how students are assessed. Creativity and flexibility have informed all these modifications. 

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