News archive - March 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Geological engineering appoints its first woman director

Jen Parks (Earth and Environmental Sciences) has become the first woman to lead Waterloo’s Geological Engineering since the program was launched almost 40 years ago.

Parks (BSc ’00 and PhD ‘10, Geological and Earth Sciences) holds a limited engineering license as of 2016.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Earth and Environmental Sciences TA awarded 2021 Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

Quinn Worthington

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science: Melanie Mungalsingh from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and Quinn Worthington from Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The world’s oldest crater from a meteorite isn’t an impact crater after all

Mountain range in Greenland

Several years after scientists discovered what was considered the oldest crater a meteorite made on the planet, another team found it’s actually the result of normal geological processes. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Canadian Foundation for Innovation invests in solving the challenges the world faces today

From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

This ground-breaking research has been recognized by the Canada Foundation for Innovation in their latest Innovation Fund grant awards, with six projects in Science receiving a total of $17,272,134.