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.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Waterloo Scientist featured on CBC Quirks and Quarks radio show

Jenine McCutcheon

Last Friday, Professor Jenine McCutcheon from Earth and Environmental Sciences was featured on 

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Dark Zone of Greenland: How algae fuelled by phosphorus contributes to ice sheet melting

Jenine McCutcheon sampling snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland is the world’s largest “non-continental” island, and about 80 per cent of this island is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet. In recent years, however, the melting of this ice sheet has accelerated, leading to an increased contribution to rising sea levels.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Dr. Keith Delaney awarded 2019 Outstanding Performance Award

Dr. Keith Delaney

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Delaney, Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences as being one of 15 recipients from Science of the 2019 Outstanding Performance Award.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

At least 13% of wastewater treated by Southern Ontario septic systems ends up in streams

The presence of artificial sweeteners has revealed that at least 13 percent of septic system wastewater from rural Southern Ontario homes eventually makes its way into local streams.

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Waterloo used the presence of artificial sweeteners excreted from humans to identify the wastewater content in streams across rural Southern Ontario.