News archive - April 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Water Institute seed grant recipients announced

Water Institute seed grants with seedlings in background

Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their seed grant program. Prof. Sherry Schiff from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is leading one of the projects which will build a network to examine methane emissions. Several scientists from the Departments of Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences are part of the other funded interdisciplinary projects focused on forest ecosystems and managing watersheds.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day, Earth Sciences and Climate: be part of the Change at the University of Waterloo

The global pandemic is a perfect time to pause, reflect, learn and act upon improving our relationship with the Earth and each other. Looking back in time, have we really taken care of the Earth and each other? While we are pausing, can we ignite our minds to learn more? And should we learn to take action not only on Earth Day, but also every day?

Thursday, April 9, 2020

University of Waterloo at the PDAC 2020 Conference

Alumni Corina McDonald (BSc '07 MSc '11and current Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum Curator) in the U Waterloo booth at PDAC 2020

We were at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada – Convention and Trade Show, March 1-4th in Toronto – the world’s premier mineral exploration & mining convention that began in 1932. More than 1,000 exhibitors, 2,500 investors and 25,000 attendees from 132 countries attending technical sessions, short courses and networking events.

•    Did you see our Deptartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences booth?
•    Or Waterloo student volunteers scattered around PDAC?
•    Or Waterloo volunteers helping with Mining Matters high school programs?