News archive - March 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems

Remote Operating Vehicle arms holding a cube shaped sampling instrument. Background has blue hudrothermal vents covered in small

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

Using a new application of a sampling technique called solid phase microextraction (SPME), researchers collected samples from deep sea vent ecosystems to study the biological and ecological processes that occur there, without damaging the surrounding organisms.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ontario government awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

Award recipients with MPPs MIke Harris, Amy Fee, and Belinda Karahalios.

Twenty-nine University of Waterloo researchers, including four science recipients, will receive $3.4 million from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. 

Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, and Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge announced 29 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards in February.

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