News archive - 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021

Science recognizes biochemistry undergrad at spring convocation

Congratulations to Victoria Grace Wilkes for being awarded the University of Waterloo President's Award of Excellence. She is graduating this week with an Honours Bioc

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?

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