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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Two Science faculty appointed as 2020 University Research Chairs

Andrew Doxey and Zoya Leonenko

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Doxey from the department of biology and Professor Zoya Leonenko from the department of physics and astronomy for their appointment as University Research Chairs!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Josh Neufeld named member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Josh Neufeld

Biology professor Josh Neufeld has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Four other Waterloo researchers were also named Royal Society of Canada fe

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.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The tell-tale sign of antibodies: Determining COVID-19 immunity with blood testing

Brian Dixon Headshot

When the University’s research labs shut down for quarantine, biology professor Brian Dixon pivoted some of his research away from blood testing in fish, into looking at blood testing in humans. Instead of sitting around and waiting for his labs to open again, Dixon wanted to use his time and knowledge of biology and immunology to contribute to the global need for understanding and overcoming COVID-19.

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 30, 2020

Graduate student Nikhil George named CSM Ambassador

Headshot of Nikhil George outside

Biology doctoral candidate Nikhil George was awarded the Ambassador Award from the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. 

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

Congratulations Class of 2020

Today, the Faculty of Science celebrated its first virtual convocation. Although safety precautions due to COVID-19 keep us apart, the faculty and staff from the Department of Biology wanted to extend their sincerest congratulations to our newest alumni!