Events - October 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Science HeForShe working group and the Department of Biology invite you to attend a special guest lecture:

What works to support greater equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEM and beyond?

Professor Hilary Lappin-ScottSenior Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University and Vice President of the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) 

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

Geochemical and isotopic proxies for paleoenvironment, water-rock interactions, and tracking CO2 and brine leakage 

Dr. Thai PhanORISE Postdoctoral Fellow , U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 

Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Hang out with us at the Science Open House!

Join us on October 28th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids. From 10am to 4pm on Saturday we'll fill the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT with opportunities for kids to explore science!

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

This week at GEOCafe

We will have an introductory presentation by Rebecca Stirling, followed by a presentation by Evan Wilcox (Laurier) on his snowmelt research in the  Arctic.

Finally, Dr. Chris Yakymchuk will lead a discussion on a recent Nature paper: Early trace of life from 3.95 Ga sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada. Be sure to give it a read before Friday. 

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show and Science Open House!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill: A story of economic damages from major environmental contamination events

Kevin Boyleprofessor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Institute of Technology

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

Assessing Microbial Variability and Biodegradation Capabilities of Rock Matricies

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Dr. Rino Rappuoli is the Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, Siena, Italy. He was awarded a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award "For pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B which has saved many lives worldwide."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development

Diane OrihelNational Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and

Alana Greaves, Environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University

Monday, October 23, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

The Role of Nitrate in Controlling Iron Release From Sediment During Anoxia in Dimictic Fresh Water Lakes and the Effect on Cyanobacteria Dominance

Friday, October 20, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Groundwater, Bubbles, and Energy

Dr. Cathryn Ryan, Professor, Geoscience and BSc Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary

Please join us afterwards for a reception in the first floor foyer of EIT.

Friday, October 20, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT
Earth Sciences Museum, University of Waterloo. 50 Years of Science Education.

The Earth Sciences Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and as part of its celebration will be providing a public tour of the Rock Garden and Museum. 

Follow along with Curator Emeritus, Peter Russell and Curator, Corina McDonald as they tell ‘behind the scenes’ stories of the Earth Sciences Museum and Peter Russell Rock Garden.

Friday, October 20, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Please join us on Farvolden Day to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Robert N. Farvolden.

The day's celebrations are divided into 2 parts:

Morning/Early Afternoon Activities

9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee (DC 1301)
10:00-11:00: Three Minute Thesis presentations (DC 1304)
11:00- 12:00: Networking with Sponsors (DC 1301)
11:30 -1:00: Light lunch (DC 1301)
1:00- 2:00: Tour of Rock Garden and Museum (participants meet at the Rock Garden)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Northern Peatlands, Carbon Cycling and Climate Change

Dr. Nigel Roulet, Department of Geography, James McGill Professor of Biogeosciences, Director, Global Environmental and Climate Change Research Centre, McGill University

Everyone welcome! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service

Dr. Ed HarveyChief of the U.S. National Park Service, Water Resources Division, Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Operation Wallacea University Brochure 2018 coverpage.

Operation Wallacea is coming back to University of Waterloo for a follow-up meeting about research opportunities for summer 2018.

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th in QNC1501 any time between 10:30am-12:30pm.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way it Should

Prof. Kamini SinghaDepartment of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines and the 2017 Darcy Lecturer

Everyone welcome - refreshments served.

Monday, October 2, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Challenges of Chinese Water Security and Researches of Fudan Team

Dr. Zheng ZhengEnvironmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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