News archive - January 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Disposable gloves can be used up to 20 times with the right disinfection method

Medical gloves

Single-use, medical-grade gloves could be safely reused up to 20 times when using certain disinfection methods – a welcome piece of news for frontline healthcare workers facing PPE shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a new study of six viral disinfection treatments on two commonly used types of disposable gloves worn for personal protection throughout the pandemic, researchers at the University of Waterloo found that alcohol, UV and heat treatment could be acceptable disinfection methods that allow the reuse of gloves up to 20 cycles.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

WIN members honoured by Waterloo Engineering

Each year, Waterloo Engineering recognizes Faculty members for their outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to education and research. The recipients of the Faculty's four faculty and staff awards were recently announced by Mary Wells, dean of engineering, and celebrated virtually. This year three WIN members were awarded, see below for their names along with the award descriptions.

The Engineering Research Excellence Award honours outstanding research accomplishments, innovative ideas and dedication to the Faculty’s research. The award honorees are: