Thursday, December 17, 2020

Linda Nazar awarded the 2020 MRS Medal

Linda Nazar

The Materials Research Society (MRS) presented Waterloo chemist Linda Nazar with the 2020 MRS Medal for outstanding contributions to advanced materials design, synthesis and characterization for energy storage, particularly Li battery technologies.” 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Scott Hopkins receives CSMS Young Investigator Award

Scott Hopkins

Associate Professor Scott Hopkins was awarded the Young Investigator Award for 2020 this month by the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

My Zoom Call with Santa - Alumni Profile, Alan Viau (PhD ‘84)

Alan Viau as Santa

We can all agree that 2020 has been the most unusual year as we struggle to cope with a global pandemic that has uprooted nearly every aspect of how we live and work. A year ago, terms like ‘social distancing’, and ‘you’re on mute’ meant nothing to me. In 2019, I weaved through grand crowds at the local farmer’s market without a mask, not thinking twice about the proximity of my fellow shoppers.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Fall 2020 Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Fall 2020 Graduate TA Award winners. Through these challenging times the very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals has had considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

Alshymaa Ali Mohammad Ali
Harmeen Deol
Anand Lopez
Ksenila Medvedeva
Michael Noden
Kyle Piccolo
Mike Tarasca
Alex Whittingham


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Remembering Gerald E. Toogood

Gerry Toogood teaching in 1973.

By Lewis Brubacher, colleague and friend

Gerry Toogood died on November 30, 2020. This leaves a large hole in our lives.

When I came to the University of Waterloo in August 1969, it did not take long to get to know Gerry. We soon became good friends in the Chemistry Department, and in later years we worked together on several departmental projects.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

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!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey

Close up of bees producing honey.

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey, thanks to a simple new method.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Two Waterloo Science researchers awarded infrastructure funding for COVID research

Professor Emeritus Gary Dmitrienko from the Department of Chemistry and Professor Mark Servos from the Department of Biology and have been awarded research infrastructure grants to support their COVID-19 research.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Learning through osmosis – Training the next generation of genome scientists

Empty research lab.

When the first complete genetic blueprint for human beings was completed in 2003, the door opened to major advances in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and the life sciences. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waterloo celebrates excellence in teaching and research

The University of Waterloo honoured 125 educators and researchers who have received the President’s Excellence in Teaching and Research awards 2020 in an online celebration that recognized their contributions to the Waterloo community and beyond.

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