News archive - August 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

Derek Schipper's Canada Research Chair renewed

Innovation, research and discovery are key factors in maintaining and growing Canada’s socio-economic well-being, to benefit all Canadians. The Canada Research Chair Program is investing $140 million towards 182 new and renewed Chairs at 34 institutions. The Unversity of Waterloo had three chairs renewed, including Chemistry's Derek Schipper.

Derek Schipper, Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis

Monday, August 17, 2020

Chemistry molecular app receives LITE seed grant funding

The University of Waterloo’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grants fund projects investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. A molecular augmented reality app and a student wellness check-in activity are two projects led by Waterloo scientists that received funding.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New research shows certain clouds remove air pollution from the surface of the Earth

Blue sky with clouds.

Using data from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) SCISAT satellite, atmospheric scientists from the University of Waterloo have confirmed that certain clouds draw pollution away from the surface of Earth.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Science is the chalk of the street

Leanne Racicot draws a chemistry lesson on the sidewalk using chalk.

During these unusual times of isolation and social distancing, Waterloo scientists have found a new way to engage with the local community and share their research.

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