Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Paul Karrow wins the 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award

Paul Karrow

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Karrow, of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was awarded a 2016 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award by the Grand River Conservatio

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWaterloo leads national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

Flooded open pit at the Faro Mine, Yukon Territory, with waste-rock stockpiles in background.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Faculty, staff and students wish Department Chair Bill Taylor a fond farewell

The University of Waterloo wished Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bill Taylor well at a reception and dinner held in his honour last Tuesday. He retires this year, stepping down from an academic career spanning almost 40 years. More than 35 colleagues, students, staff and alumni attended the event, hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Waterloo groundwater expert John Cherry receives prestigious water prize

A renowned Waterloo hydrogeology professor, who helped set global standards for safely disposing hazardous waste, received the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize this week.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

One Science graduate's journey from child of war to convocation

Awer Kuir was only nine years old when he was separated from his parents during the civil war in Sudan and had to make his way on his own to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Watering the young minds of the future

For 21 years now, the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival (WWCGF) has been delivering water-related education to students through a variety of hands-on, interactive activities.

Monday, June 13, 2016

PhD student Paul Menkveld wins 2016 Joe Tóth Award

Paul Menkveld, a PhD student with Professor David Rudolph, received the 2016 Joe Tóth Award for best student oral presentation at the Canadian Chapter International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Science Outreach event shows how Kitchener rocks

Jane's Walk 2016.

From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative, hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour to explore the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congratulations to Kai Liu!

M.Sc. student supervised by Dr. Lingling Wu has received the Dean of Science Award for his M.Sc. thesis

Iron isotope fractionation in sediments of an oligotrophic freshwater lake"

which has been published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2015, vol. 423, p. 154-172.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brian Kendall wins the first annual Jane Lang Teaching Award

Professor Brian Kendall was awarded the Jane Lang Excellence in Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Award this afternoon at a reception attended by staff, students and colleagues. Kendall is the first recipient to be selected for this honour.

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