News for Current graduate students

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, it normally draws over 25,000 participants.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Student honoured by City of Waterloo for giving back

Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

“I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Grad student and professor win prestigious paper award

An environmental engineering graduate studies student and his supervisor recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on their research.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal blooms

Wetlands

Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Graduate student wins cold-formed steel design contest

Taylor Porter, a Waterloo civil engineering master's candidate, won second place in the 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design.

Competition participants were required to design a cold-formed steel clip angle for maximum nominal shear strength per unit weight with high fabrication feasibility. This is a design challenge they could see in the workplace.

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