News for Current graduate students

Monday, February 14, 2022

Study recommends six steps to improve our water quality

A farmer uses specialized equipment to fertilize his raspberry field

Nitrogen fertilizers are critical for growing crops to feed the world, yet when applied in excess can pollute our water for decades. A new study provides six steps to address nitrogen pollution and improve water quality.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Research aims to prevent deadly environmental disasters involving mine waste

Aerial View of Tailing Ponds in green hill

New research will help mining companies better understand the negative societal and environmental impacts of mine-waste disasters, known as tailings flows, and hopefully avoid them.

Researchers created a database as part of a study that presents the first global picture of the occurrence rates, behaviours and physical impacts of tailings flows, which are rapid downstream movements of mine waste following failures of tailings impoundments.

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!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Graduate students launch Water Researchers of Colour database

A new initiative launched by two graduate students seeks to raise awareness and celebrate people of colour in water-related disciplines.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Virtual victory: inside the new normal of online doctoral dissertation defences

They thought that the biggest challenge of their PhD defence would be controlling their nerves. Instead it was securing a quality Wi-Fi connection. Since mid-March, thesis defences at universities across Canada, like Waterloo's Jessey Rice, have gone online. But while it’s different than what they might have dreamed of, most new doctorates are just glad to find a way forward.

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