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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.

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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Chemistry Chair Bill Power discusses scientific importance of helium

Liquid helium tank

The recent drop in the Canadian dollar and closure of a US reserve has caused the price of helium to rise.

Although many associate helium with balloons, the element is also important for the scientific and medical communities.

Chemistry Chair Bill Power talked to CTV Kitchener about the use of helium in science.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chemist Elizabeth Meiering takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge

Elizabeth Meiering

Chemistry professor Elizabeth Meiering appeared on CTV KW last night to talk about ALS and the #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE.

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