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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer

More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Jake Fisher.

Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Canada Research Chair positions renewed for three Waterloo Science faculty

Mark Servos.

Three University of Waterloo researchers in the Faculty of Science have been reappointed as Canadian Research Chairs (CRC). Kevin Resch, Mark Servos and Roger Melko were recognized for their continued achievement with research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five to seven years.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

Pavle Radovanovic.

University of Waterloo chemists have discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class of materials at the heart of all computing devices today.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Feds invest $1.2 million into Waterloo research on Nunavut fisheries

Two arctic charr.

University of Waterloo researcher Heidi Swanson is set to receive $1.2 million, over five years, from the Federal government’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to perform community-partnered research. The aim of the project is to restore fish in the Coppermine River and other river systems near Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Myopia and a prescription to slow down progression

Children using computers

According to recent research, nearsightedness in Canadian children increases approximately fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with roughly a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors

An illustration of a plastic, flexible solar cell.

Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hacking competition finalist makes a splash into the entrepreneurial scene

Microfibres in water at 40x magnification.

Waterloo graduate student Lauren Smith and her Velocity Science start-up PolyGone Technologies are developing products to tackle the bigger fish in the microplastics problem – microfibres.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Water Institute announces latest Seed Grants

Plant growing in a chemistry flask

Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.