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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro complexe structure.

Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps

plastics collected from a beach.

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Developing inks to 3D print cells and tissue structures

Yun Wu working with a 3D printer in the lab.

To a scientist, trial and error is common in laboratories to refine new tests and methods, and look for potential problems on the small scale. But what happens when these techniques are meant for human tissues, such as for surgeries, medical tests, and treatments, where multiple different trials are not possible?

Monday, May 17, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 GWC2 student award winners

The GWC2 Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the following awards:

Monday, May 17, 2021

Science researchers observe unprecedented Hall effect

Wei Tsen in the lab.

Researchers studying two-dimensional crystalline materials have observed an electromagnetic effect, called the nonlinear anomalous Hall effect, of unprecedented size. Their finding opens the door to exploring other quantum materials using their techniques and hints at promising applications in spintronic devices.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Winter 2021 Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Winter 2021 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.

Harmeen Deol
Neil Raymond
Tyler Lott
Justin Shmordok
Upneet Bala

Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Adding speed to COVID-testing

COVID-19 virus amongst red blood cells

A twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you, thanks to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Canadian Foundation for Innovation invests in solving the challenges the world faces today

Linda Nazar and Tong Leung

From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Graham Murphy wins Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Keith Fagnou Award

Graham Murphy

Congratulations to Professor Graham Murphy of the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the 2021 Keith Fagnou Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).

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