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.
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.
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.