Welcome to the Environmental Isotope Laboratory

PLEASE BE AWARE. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak the University of Waterloo Environmental Isotope Lab will be temporarily suspending operations as of Friday, March 20 in compliance with UW policy. We are currently expecting a minimum 3 week delay.

Please refrain from shipping samples (especially perishables) in the interim due to the possibility of service interruptions associated with courier companies and shipping.

Refer to the University of Waterloo Homepage as well as a special Coronavirus update page for the most up-to-date information on the status of the University of Waterloo campus.

The University of Waterloo-Environmental Isotope Laboratory (UW-EIL), a research group within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, develops and applies isotope technology to the Environment.

Founded in 1971 by Dr. Peter Fritz, the UW-EIL offers analysis for the isotopes of a number of elements including hydrogen (δ2H, 3H), carbon (δ13C, 14C), nitrogen (δ15N), oxygen (δ18O), sulphur (δ34S), chlorine (δ37Cl), bromine (δ81Br) and strontium (87Sr/86Sr) for a wide variety of applications. UW-EIL is today an innovative modern research facility with an international client base encompassing universities, government agencies, consulting firms and other institutions.