News for Current students

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?

Friday, February 14, 2020

Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Philippe Van Cappellen

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision this year from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into carbon source

Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Early ocean anoxia may have led to first mass extinction event

Dengying Formation (South China)

A new study by an international collaboration involving Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Kendall suggests the world’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused by a widespread loss of dissolved oxygen in the Earth’s oceans.

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