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Friday, November 25, 2016

Three Waterloo students awarded national geophysical scholarships

Max Salman receiving his award from Vince Gerrie.

The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS) awarded Earth and Environmental Sciences students Elisa Dong, Maxime Salman and Norman Shieh KEGS Foundation scholarships for their interest and scholarship in geophysics and geophysical exploration.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Robert Janzen wins the Finnigan Northern Award for student research in the Northwest Territories

Robert Janzen

MSc student Robert Janzen was honoured this month as the first recipient of the Finnigan Northern Award for student research in the Northwest Territories for his work on improving prospecting methods for diamond deposits.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Collapsing glaciers story in The Atlantic features Professor Stephen Evans

LANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

The collapse of the Kolka glacier in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia back in 2002 was so unusually fast, Earth scientists like Stephen Evans, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, thought they would never see another event like it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Paul Karrow wins the 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award

Paul Karrow

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Karrow, of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was awarded a 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award by the Grand River Conservation Authority. This honour is given to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to conservation and environmental work in the Grand River watershed.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

20th Farvolden Lecture features consultant and alumni Roger Woeller

Roger Woeller presenting the 2016 Farvolden Lecture

Once again, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosted a successful and well-attended Farvolden Day – a 20th anniversary commemorative event.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWaterloo leads national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

Flooded open pit at the Faro Mine, Yukon Territory, with waste-rock stockpiles in background.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Faculty, staff and students wish Department Chair Bill Taylor a fond farewell

The University of Waterloo wished Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bill Taylor well at a reception and dinner held in his honour last Tuesday. He retires this year, stepping down from an academic career spanning almost 40 years. More than 35 colleagues, students, staff and alumni attended the event, hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Waterloo groundwater expert John Cherry receives prestigious water prize

A renowned Waterloo hydrogeology professor, who helped set global standards for safely disposing hazardous waste, received the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize this week.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

One Science graduate's journey from child of war to convocation

Awer Kuir was only nine years old when he was separated from his parents during the civil war in Sudan and had to make his way on his own to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Watering the young minds of the future

For 21 years now, the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival (WWCGF) has been delivering water-related education to students through a variety of hands-on, interactive activities.

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