Thursday, June 17, 2021

Graduating PhD students epitomize resilience and excellence

Andrew Wiebe

Each year, the University of Waterloo choses one PhD student from each Faculty to highlight during convocation. This June, the spotlight was shone on Andrew Wiebe, a 2021 PhD graduate from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Waterloo spinoff Aquanty Inc plays key role in new Canada 1 Water initiative

HydroGeoSphere model image of Canada showing landscape relief.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Aquanty Inc. recently announced initiation of the Canada 1 Water project to address the long-term sustainability of Canada’s water resources.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Newly published article projects increase in peatland carbon emissions during non-growing season due to climate warming

Landscape of Mer Bleue Bog at sunset. 

In an impactful article just released in Nature’s Communications Earth & Environment journal, Ecohydrology Research Group members Professors Fereidoun Rezanezhad and 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Nandita Basu awarded $250,000 through The New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition

Nandita Basu

Innovative and interdisciplinary research is at the forefront of the Faculty of Science. The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has awarded four Waterloo Science researchers a total of $750,000 to advance groundbreaking research. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.