News archive - November 2016

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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Geography alumnus receives lifetime teaching award

Man with white beard in red jacket standing on edge of sea plane

Congratulations to 1972 Geography graduate, Douglas Koegler whose 42-year career in geography education was recently crowned with the 2016 Canadian Geographic Literacy Award from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Advice for an award winning work term report

2 female and 2 male students, all smiling and holding awards, posing with professionally dressed female

Pictured left to right: Aleksandra Lazarevic, Emma Tao Hawley-Yan, Aaron Buckley, Holden Ciufo

This morning, Dean Jean Andrey recognized the hard work and outstanding effort of four students; all recipients of the Spring 2016 Co-op Report Awards.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Geography Professor recognized by World Tourism Organization

Man with white hair and beard smiles, wearing a light suit and name tag at an official event

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) awards Geoffrey Wall the Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Tourism

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