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Friday, February 8, 2019

Pavle Radovanovic winner of the 2019 CIC Keith Laidler Award

Professor Pavle Radovanovic has been named the winner of the 2019 Keith Laidler Award, sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada’s (CIC) Physical, Theoretical and Computation Chemistry Division.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Members of the Nazar Group named finalists in the 2018 World Technology Awards

World Technology Network

Postdoctoral fellow Chun Xia, graduate student Chun Yuen Kwok, and University Professor Linda Nazar, were named as one of seven finalists in the Energy category for the the 2018 World Technology (WTN) Awards.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Linda Nazar awarded the 2019 CIC Medal

University Professor Linda Nazar has been awarded the highest annual honor by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC): the 2019 CIC Medal. According to the CIC website, “the CIC Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada.”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Science alumn wins 2018 Polanyi Prize in Chemistry

Ontario is recognizing five leading researchers for their contributions to the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics and economic science and Waterloo Chemistry alumnus Aron Broom (BSc. '07, MSc. '10, Ph.D. '16) was one of the recipients.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Waterloo announces the launch of free interactive online chemistry content

Closeup of a student working at a lab bench.

Carey Bissonnette and Laura Ingram from Waterloo’s Department of Chemistry have been awarded a 2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience grant to expand their online secondary school resource program. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Chemistry graduate students awarded the Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship

Ryan Moreira and Jacob Soley, two doctoral students with Professor Scott Taylor, were awarded the 2018 Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship for scholastic excellence in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

AI being used to develop drugs even faster and cheaper

Illustration of how DMS can identify the best isomer of quinoline that will pass through a cell wall.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper and more efficiently.

Waterloo chemists have introduced AI to interpret the results acquired by the differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) technique to predict drug properties. This could reduce in principle the time between concept and coming to market of new drugs by years and decrease production costs by $100s of million.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Chemistry student Adrianna D'Sa awarded a HeForShe Impact scholarship

Group image of all six HeForShe scholarship recipients.

Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

50 years ago we started something special

50 years of Chem13 News magazine covers.

Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopy

An artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.

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