Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Meet Waterloo Science’s 2020 Schulich Leader

Tara Ferguson

A group of exceptionally talented incoming students are making their way to Waterloo with a prestigious scholarship in tow.

Thanks to a $100+ million investment by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Waterloo has more than doubled its recipient pool from previous years allowing selected students pursuing STEM to begin their post-secondary careers with an extra $80,000 or $100,000.

Out of a selection of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,500 high school students are nominated annually, of which 100 received this celebrated award.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Online module reaches new heights

Flow chart of the Scientific method

A new online module about the scientific method that was created for an introductory Earth Sciences course has been incorporated into a number of courses across the Faculty of Science and the Open Science Framework.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Student clubs donate funds to support local community COVID-19 efforts

Image of all club representatives from Board of Directors meeting over zoom meeting

Together, the University of Waterloo’s Science Society, Science departmental clubs and the Psychology Society donated $5,500 to help the local community fight COVID-19. The donation came from unused event funds and was shared among three organizations.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Graduate students launch Water Researchers of Colour database

A new initiative launched by two graduate students seeks to raise awareness and celebrate people of colour in water-related disciplines.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

EES welcomes alumnus and new faculty member Andrea Brookfield

Headshot of Andrea Brookfield

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to welcome new faculty member, Assistant Professor Andrea Brookfield. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas before joining the department in January.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Chris Yakymchuk wins the 2020 Jane Lang Excellence in EES Teaching Award

Headshot of Chris Yakymchuk

Chris Yakymchuk has won the Jane Lang Excellence in Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Award for his high quality teaching, use of current and best teaching practices and contributions to improving the teaching and learning in the Department and University.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

EES welcomes new faculty member Jenine McCutcheon

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to welcome new faculty member Assistant Professor Jenine McCutcheon. She joined the Department in May and teaches EARTH 321 Introduction to Geomicrobiology.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Virtual victory: inside the new normal of online doctoral dissertation defences

They thought that the biggest challenge of their PhD defence would be controlling their nerves. Instead it was securing a quality Wi-Fi connection. Since mid-March, thesis defences at universities across Canada, like Waterloo's Jessey Rice, have gone online. But while it’s different than what they might have dreamed of, most new doctorates are just glad to find a way forward.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Chris Yakymchuk wins the 2020 Mineralogical Association of Canada Young Scientist Award

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Chris Yakymchuk has won the 2020 Young Scientist Award for his holistic approach to geology that spans the micro- to macro- to tectonic-scales. He's the first University of Waterloo researcher to win the award.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dave Rudolph wins the 2020 Robert N. Farvolden Award

Headshot of Dave Rudolph

Dave Rudolph, Chair and a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Robert N. Farvolden Award for his research in groundwater management and innovative methods to monitor water resources in the face of changing land use and climate.