Faculty of Science Update 2014-15

Prof. Paul Spagnuolo holding an avocado in his lab.Professor Paul Spagnuolo finds avocados could provide a potential treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. His research was covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, The Guardian newspaper and in other international media outlets. 

The second Faculty of Science Strategic Plan update, covering the period May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, lists the Faculty of Science's achievements and progress within six strategic initiatives.

This year the Faculty of Science progressed in a number of areas including new industrial partnerships and awards for collaborations with industry partners. Other notable achievements include the establishment of Canada's first Sports Vision Clinic, a media series on Invasive Species research at Waterloo and increased recognition globally for Science faculty members.

Equally impressive were student performances by Waterloo's Gold-medal-winning iGEM team at this year's international synthetic biology competition as well as impressive wins by Velocity Science student at various international and local pitch competitions.