Friday, April 21, 2017

Post-doctoral fellow Kim Van Meter wins Best early-career article of 2016

Kim Van Meter and Nandia Basu.

The journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) has presented Kim Van Meter, a postdoctoral fellow in Waterloo’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, with the

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Students from across UWaterloo plus Bergen, Norway attend monthly GeoFLEx event

University of Waterloo Geophysical Society's monthly GeoFLex event brought together 45 students to learn about geophysics.

The University of Waterloo Geophysical Society (UWGS) held their monthly Geophysical Field Learning Exercise (GeoFLEx) event on March 28, 2017 featuring Troy De Souza, Training Manager at Sensors and Software in Mississauga Ontario.

They began with a lecture about ground penetrating radar (GPR), followed by a pizza lunch, and then ending off with a demonstration of some of Sensors and Software's latest GPR technology.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ontario Ground Water Association honours Peter Russell for years of service

WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

On Saturday, the Earth Sciences Museum Curator Emeritus Peter Russell was recognized for his commitment to ground water. The Ontario Ground Water Association presented Russell with the Earth, Wind, Fire & Water Award. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Waterloo to tackle legacies of agricultural pollutants on a global scale

Runoff from an agricultural field.

Three researchers from University of Waterloo will share more than $500,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Earth Science students compete in Science's 3MT heat


The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Qatar and United Arab Emirates partner with Waterloo to study groundwater pollution in arid regions

Doha, Qatar skyline in the afternoon.

Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waterloo Earth scientists awarded $1.3 million for strategic research partnerships

Two researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $1.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Inaugural GeoFLEX demonstration a success

Sarah Griffith shown how to use ground penetrating radar by Dylan Klazinga.

Members of the University of Waterloo’s Geophysical Society (UWGS) introduced classmates to the power of remote geophysical exploration this week, demonstrating two commonly used techniques – electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) – on a section of green space between SLC and M3.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

geoLOGIC renews free departmental license for geoSCOUT software

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has received a license renewal from geoLOGIC Systems Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, for the well-known and widely used geoSCOUT™ software for research and student training.  This GIS-type software allows remote digital access and geographical analysis of the vast data banks of oil and gas well production in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. 

To quote from the geoLOGIC Systems Inc. website:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Professor David Blowes highlighted at national funding announcement

John Thompson, Bettina Hamelin, Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Cameron Stewart, John Turri, James Craig, David Blowes, MP Bardish Chagger

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded more than $11 million to the University of Waterloo. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and member of parliament for Waterloo, made the announced Friday at Waterloo’s Science Teaching Complex on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

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