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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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

PhD student Paul Menkveld wins 2016 Joe Tóth Award

Paul Menkveld, a PhD student with Professor David Rudolph, received the 2016 Joe Tóth Award for best student oral presentation at the Canadian Chapter International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Science Outreach event shows how Kitchener rocks

Jane's Walk 2016.

From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative, hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour to explore the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congratulations to Kai Liu!

M.Sc. student supervised by Dr. Lingling Wu has received the Dean of Science Award for his M.Sc. thesis

Iron isotope fractionation in sediments of an oligotrophic freshwater lake"

which has been published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2015, vol. 423, p. 154-172.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brian Kendall wins the first annual Jane Lang Teaching Award

Professor Brian Kendall was awarded the Jane Lang Excellence in Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Award this afternoon at a reception attended by staff, students and colleagues. Kendall is the first recipient to be selected for this honour.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waterloo researcher wins CSA grant to explore rock avalanches caused by glacier ice loss

Earth & Environmental Sciences Professor Stephen G. Evans (pictured in Cordillers Blanca, Peru) and postdoctoral fellow Keith Delaney and MSc student Madison Reid have won a 1-Year $50,000 proof-of-concept grant from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to explore the relationship between glacier ice loss and mountain slope deformation in the mountains of NW North America (Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia).

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Distinguished Waterloo hydrologist receives top international water prize

From left to right: Mr Bernard Tan, Managing Director of Singapore International Water Week; Mr Peter Joo Hee Ng, PUB Chief Executive; Prof John Anthony Cherry; and Mr Harry Seah, PUB Chief Engineering and Technology Officer

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