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Friday, July 31, 2015

Government of Canada invests $24.7 million into cutting-edge Science Complex

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo announced the Government of Canada’s contribution of $24.7 million to the University of Waterloo’s cutting edge Science Complex.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Graduate student Seyedeh Rahsepar awarded the Don E. Irish Graduate Award

Congratulations to graduate student Seyedeh Fatemeh Rahnemaye Rahsepar who has been awarded the Don E. Irish Graduate Award. This award valued at up to $2,000 is awarded annually to full-time graduate students completing their graduate degree in the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science on the basis of demonstrated excellence. This fund is made possible by a donation from Hilda Buckingham Irish, sister-in-law to the late Don Irish (former chair of the Department of Chemistry).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Doping in sport: New saliva tests will make it easier to catch cheats

Vincent and Ezel in lab.

Saliva strips invented by Waterloo chemists can detect a broad range of banned substances in minutes.

Chemistry postdoctoral fellows Vincent ;Bessonneau (left) and Ezel Boyaci.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chemist Linda Nazar appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada

Officer of the Order of Canada medal

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Canada Day. The new appointees include 2 Companions, 11 Officers and 87 Members.

It is only fitting to honour great Canadians on CanadDay by appointing them to the Order of Canada,” said Johnston.

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