News archive - February 2024

Monday, February 26, 2024

Outstanding plastic waste research earns prestigious Polanyi Prize

Dr. Elisabeth Prince has been awarded the John C. Polanyi Prize in recognition of her work creating more degradable and recyclable plastics. 

This prestigious award is presented by the Council of Ontario Universities to an individual or team whose research has led to outstanding advances in the field of natural sciences or engineering.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Update on graduate student financial support

Effective May 1, 2024, the minimum funding rate for eligible graduate students in a PhD program and graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) and graduate Research Assistants (RAs) will see an annual increase of 4.5%. 

Monday, February 12, 2024

CEE and GSPA partner in piloting new graduate co-op opportunities

Over 65 years ago, the University of Waterloo pioneered co-operative education for undergraduate students in Canada. Today, Waterloo is home to the largest co-op program at a research university.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

University of Waterloo student in the running for global McCall MacBain Scholarships

Evan Girardin

A University of Waterloo student is a finalist for the McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada’s largest leadership-based scholarships for master’s and professional studies.

The scholarships are the result of a landmark $200 million gift in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, then the largest single donation in Canadian history.