Friday, November 5, 2021

Earth Sciences Museum launches virtual tours

Inside the mining tunnel office. Blue dots indicate places with more information and a cartoon tour guide holds a rock hammer

The Earth Sciences Museum is excited to announce the launch of our newest project, a virtual tour of the museum!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

Up close image of a ruby

Carbon residue that was once ancient life found encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby

While analyzing some of the world’s oldest coloured gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Research aims to prevent deadly environmental disasters involving mine waste

Aerial View of Tailing Ponds in green hill

New research will help mining companies better understand the negative societal and environmental impacts of mine-waste disasters, known as tailings flows, and hopefully avoid them.

Researchers created a database as part of a study that presents the first global picture of the occurrence rates, behaviours and physical impacts of tailings flows, which are rapid downstream movements of mine waste following failures of tailings impoundments.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Keith Delaney receives 2021 Teaching Award

Keith Delaney teaching a student

Congratulations to Keith Delaney from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for receiving the 2021 Jane Lang Excellence in Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Award!

This award acknowledges instructors who demonstrate dedication and enthusiasm for high-quality teaching and inspire undergraduate and graduate students to appreciate and understand the natural world and important aspects of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Delaney is a shining example of these qualities and more!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Jenine McCutcheon awarded funding for innovative and high-quality research and technology

Jenine McCutcheon

Establishing and supporting innovative research projects is an important priority for the University of Waterloo. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund has recognized four Faculty of Science researchers to embarking upon research or technology development that is innovative, high quality and meets international standards.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients

Seedlings growing in soil with the title Water Institute Seed Grants

Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their 2021 seed grant competition. Professor Andrea Brookfield from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is leading one of the projects, which aims to develop a framework to make decisions about groundwater extraction in agricultural settings. 

Supporting decisions about groundwater extraction for irrigation with modern economic risk assessments  

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Earth and Environmental Sciences instructor featured on the cover of CIM Magazine

Jen Parks on the cover of CIM magazine.

This past week, Jen Parks, Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, appeared on the cover of the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mario Coniglio named next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mario Coniglio.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to welcome Professor Mario Coniglio as the next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental

Monday, June 28, 2021

Nandita Basu featured on CBC Quirks and Quarks radio show

Nandita Basu.

Last Saturday, Professor Nandita Basu from Earth and Environmental Sciences was featured on 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Behind the scenes of building online courses: Online learning assistants help professors get their courses online

Minghan Han working on two laptops.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and courses shifted to the online environment, Professor John Johnston from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences faced a monumental task.