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!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Peter Russell awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Geological Association of Canada

Peter Russell

Peter Russell, the University of Waterloo's Earth Science Museum curator emeritus has been awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Geological Association of Canada!

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.