News for Current students

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Successful field course allows ten Earth and Environmental Science students to graduate this fall

Group of students, TAs, and professor standing on a rock surrounded by trees. All are wearing masks

For 10 Earth and Environmental Sciences students graduating this week, who should have graduated this past June, it has taken months of planning and preparation in order to deliver the required field course they needed to take in order to graduate.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Waterloo researchers protecting our food supply from mercury contamination

Alana Wang

Remediation of mercury contaminated soils is an urgent issue affecting the safety of our food supply.  Rivers, lakes, and oceans that were polluted by industrial waste from textile or mining operations in the past can continue to distribute neurotoxic methylmercury into our agricultural environments for decades.  Waterloo PhD student Alana Wang (pictured here) and a team of Waterloo researchers have helped to unlock the process of using biochars to remediate contaminated floodplain soils.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Meet Waterloo Science’s 2020 Schulich Leader

Tara Ferguson

A group of exceptionally talented incoming students are making their way to Waterloo with a prestigious scholarship in tow.

Thanks to a $100+ million investment by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Waterloo has more than doubled its recipient pool from previous years allowing selected students pursuing STEM to begin their post-secondary careers with an extra $80,000 or $100,000.

Out of a selection of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,500 high school students are nominated annually, of which 100 received this celebrated award.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Online module reaches new heights

Flow chart of the Scientific method

A new online module about the scientific method that was created for an introductory Earth Sciences course has been incorporated into a number of courses across the Faculty of Science and the Open Science Framework.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Student clubs donate funds to support local community COVID-19 efforts

Image of all club representatives from Board of Directors meeting over zoom meeting

Together, the University of Waterloo’s Science Society, Science departmental clubs and the Psychology Society donated $5,500 to help the local community fight COVID-19. The donation came from unused event funds and was shared among three organizations.