News archive - April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Au revoir to Carl Guilmette

Carl Guilmette

We are sorry to say good bye to Dr. Carl Guilmette who has accepted a position in the Departement de geologie et de genie geologique at Universite Laval. Carl came to our department September 1, 2012 and was very well received by faculty, staff and students. We wish him all the best at Laval and look forward to his visits to Waterloo! He is pictured above at his farewell party.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Grand River watershed could be showcase for smart water management

Photo of the Grand River

The Grand River watershed in Southwestern Ontario has been studied by hundreds of researchers for decades. 

Friday, April 11, 2014


Congratulations to Nandita Basu who was awarded an Early Researcher Award to investigate "impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus on the ecosystem in an effort to improve water quality in Ontario" and Brian Kendall won support under the Ontario Research Fund-Infrastructure Support program for "study of metal concentrations and isotope compositions will improve natural resource exploration activities and reduce environmental contamination."

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ontario invests in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences researchers received funding from the Ontario Research Infrastructure and Early Researcher Award Programs. The announcement recognizes Ontario’s strong support for fundamental and applied research at the University of Waterloo and Faculty of Science.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prof. Van Cappellen discusses global marine litter on the Weather Network

Click this image to watch the interview with Prof. Van Cappellen.

The search for missing airliner MH370 reveals our oceans are sadly full of floating trash, even in the most remote places like the Southern Indian Ocean.

Prof. Philippe Van Cappellen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology, spoke with the Weather Network about the growing awareness of marine debris accumulating in our oceans.