News archive - 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

ENV in the media: Students at COP22, GEM prof honoured and Canada's flood prep report card

Collage of students infront of Marakech 2016 sign, map of Canada with C1 grade and white haired professor infront of temple step

Environment faculty, students, and alumni have been active in the news at the end of 2016. Here's a roundup of some of the stories:

Canada's report card on climate change readiness

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In the media: Professor Rob de Loe weighs in on water-taking

ENV in the media icon

Thinking beyond the bottle

As Ontario reviews water-taking permit charges for bottled water companies like Nestlé, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability professor and Water Institute member Rob de Loë told Water Canada that, while a review of existing rules is needed, securing Ontario’s water resources for the future is the bigger picture issue that is being missed. Read the complete story.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Faculty of Environment 2016 Holiday Message

Faculty of Environment members wishing you happy holidays.

If you had to bring your most valued treasure,

To a time and place set, how would you measure?

It’s the theme for this year’s holiday greeting.

See if you can guess… and P.S., no cheating!

Friday, November 25, 2016

CHEC Seed Grant Competition supports collaborative research

Two men and two women hold award giving 'thumbs up'

Funding Innovation and Research

Left to right: Dr. Paul Heidebrecht, Dr. Mark Groulx on Skype, Matt Quick, Stephanie Rozek, and Dr. Karla Boluk

The Community, Health, Environment, Communications (CHEC) Initiative recently held its inaugural Seed Grant Pitch Competition. On the line for the winning research team: funding to hire a co-op student for one term to help them with their research objectives.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Handheld contaminant sensor wins Jack Rosen Grand Prize

Group shot of students and judges

Imagine having a lab to detect dangerous contaminants like Escherichia coli (E. Coli) right in the palm of your hand. That’s the idea behind QuantWave, a low-cost, portable device that integrates microfluidic technology with microwave circuitry to test food and water for potentially deadly pathogens.

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