News archive - April 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

A Boreal lake being sample in the Experimental Lakes Area, Ontario.

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.

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. 

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