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

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Hard Rock Café is a bi-weekly meeting where graduate students, mainly with research based in the earth sciences, present their research as practice for upcoming conferences, or present interesting findings they have come across through their research, travels, or other experiences.

Occasionally, we discuss important/controversial publications relating to the earth sciences. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
grad open house poster

Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

Attend the Faculty of Science Graduate Open House! Come chat with professors and current grad students to find out more about our programs, the benefits of furthering your studies, and unique research opportunities. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

This Science Café is one of the events organized by the University of Waterloo Library during Science Literacy Week. Aimed to promote public engagement with science in an informal, discussion-rich setting, this event will feature three postdocs from the Faculty of Science.

In addition to the individual’s research interest, the panel also highlights how and why a scientist’s research question is formulated. You will be able to network and gain insights into how to kickstart your next projects.

Free coffee and cookies on us!

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

Policy learning in the context of urban flood mitigation

Dr. Antje Witting, Department of Political and Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Emerging Outcomes From a Cross-Disciplinary Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Günter Blöschl, director of the Centre for Water Resource Systems at the Vienna University of Technology, and chair of the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come join faculty, students and staff in honouring Sir William Logan, the first director of the Geological Survey of Canada. This year's Logan Day will be an extra special one as it is the 175th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada!!

The 34th annual Logan Day events include:

  • BBQ and Games 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Columbia Lake
  • Social from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Heuther Hotel - FREE PIZZA!
  • Social is a +19 event, ID required
Friday, September 15, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how you can add international experience to your education and what opportunities you have on and off campus.

This fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering going abroad, or have already applied and want more information. 

Visit the Student Life Centre (SLC) in the Great Hall on Friday, September 15th, to:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Quantifying Groundwater Recharge Under Dynamic Seasonality in Cold Climates

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

Metal Isotope Fractionation Associated with Cu and Zn Attenuation by Zero-Valent Iron in Anaerobic Flow-Through Cell Experiments

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:40 PM EDT

Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy 

Prof. Quentin Graftona professor of economics, UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

Evaluating Landslide Hazard in the Mountain Glacial Environment of Northwest North America

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Chlorine Bromine Isotope Analyses of Groundwater and Porewaters from the Bruce Nuclear Site, Canada

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Data instead of concrete? Exploring the potential of digitalization in urban drainage

Prof. Max Maurer, head of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology  (Eawag)

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — 12:00 AM to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 11:59 PM EDT
photo contest poster

Calling all graduate student photographers. The Faculty of Science is holding its first Science Graduate Student Photo Contest! From field-work to social activities, we want your photo to describe what life is like in Waterloo Science. Submissions will be used to help promote grad studies and the different elements of student experience across the Faculty and will be displayed in public materials, such as our website and brochures. Please review the below details before entering.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Detailed monitoring of microplastic particles in an urban water course facilitated by a novel, powerful detection method - an approach for identifying dynamic inputs of microplastics

Dr. Sascha E. OswaldInstitute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Big impacts of microplastics? Or: Can brushing your teeth harm the environment?

Assistant Professor Christiane Zarfl, Centre for Applied Geosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen

Everyone welcome! 

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