Linden Fairbairn, a Master's student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, has been awarded a rare Scholarship in Graduate Research for 2018. The scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students in any discipline who are conducting research on the rare Charitable Research Reserve property.
For more information about the scholarship, please see rare's website.
This morning, the Ecohydrology Research Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dajiang Environment Corporation (DEC), China. This MOU will facilitate research activities that are expected to support sustainable watershed management strategies for two watersheds in China (Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Island and Luoyang Town, Wujin District).
Kim Van Meter, and Mahyar Shafii, both postdoctoral fellows working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, won the first and second place awards, respectively, for the best presentations given by postdoctoral students at the Global Water Futures 2018 Annual Science Meeting at McMaster University.
Kim, who is working on the Lake Futures project, gave a talk titled "Biogeochemical Asynchrony", which was presented as part of the Watershed Management and Disturbance session.
Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards, among them Philippe Van Cappellen. The University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship. The full list of the 2017 award winners can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/daily-bulletin/2018-06-01#outstanding-performance-award-winners-named
This afternoon, Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle from the University of Guelph presented a talk titled "Linking Surface N2O Flux to Soil Processes in Cold Climates" as part of the Ecohydrology Seminar Series. Thank you to Dr. Wagner-Riddle for the excellent talk! We all had a great time.
Linden Fairbairn, a Master's student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, was recently awarded the Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Award for 2018. The scholarship is awarded annually to five graduate students across Canada whose research centers around water research. Congratulations, Linden!
A delegation of the Water Institute (WI) comprising Roy Brouwer, Neil Thomson and Philippe Van Cappellen visited São Paulo State on May 7-10, hosted by the Secretariat of the Environment of the São Paulo State government. The Secretariat integrates several agencies and institutes within the Environmental System of São Paulo (SAP), including the São Paulo State Environmental Agency (CETESB), the Forestry Foundation and the Geological Institute.
Last Thursday, the recipients of the Winter 2018 Water Institute Seed Grants were announced. The winners of the grants include two projects led by Ecohydrology group members:
Homa Kheyrollah Pour, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Philippe Van Cappellen, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Roland Hall, Biology; Andrea Scott, Systems Design Engineering; Georgiy Kitillin, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
A paper published this week in Nature Communications by researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute presents new findings on the distribution of microplastics in Arctic sea ice. The paper is featured in an article in the magazine Popular Science and includes comments by Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen.
Linden Fairbairn, a Master's Student working with the Ecohydrology Research Group, was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST). The scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for graduate students registered in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. Congratulations, Linden!