Friday, July 30, 2021

Ontario government investing in ‘Ontario made’ innovative research in the Faculty of Science

From using microbes to breakdown contaminates in landfills to learning how to conserve our amphibian populations in the face of climate change, the Government of Ontario has awarded three Waterloo Science researchers $140,000 each to advance ‘Ontario made’ research and innovation. 

Early Researcher Awards 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah is inaugural winner of new award funded by Rexall

Rexall Pharmacy Group Community Involvement Award Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah

Growing up as an African Canadian woman in Ottawa, Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah didn’t see many people who looked like herself working in health-care roles.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Reducing the infinite for quantum communication

Twesh Upadhyaya

Researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed a method to simplify the analysis of quantum communication protocols compatible with existing telecommunications infrastructure.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Jozef Nissimov awarded $10,000 through Norma J. Lang Fellowship for Early Career Researchers

Jozef Nissimov.

Professor Jozef Nissimov was awarded the $10,000 USD Norma J. Lang Fellowship to investigate viruses associated with harmful algal blooms in Canadian lakes. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients

Seedlings growing in soil with the title Water Institute Seed Grants

Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their 2021 seed grant competition. Professor Andrea Brookfield from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is leading one of the projects, which aims to develop a framework to make decisions about groundwater extraction in agricultural settings. 

Supporting decisions about groundwater extraction for irrigation with modern economic risk assessments  

Friday, July 16, 2021

Artificial Intelligence for fun: A mathematical physics student uses his AI skills to make people laugh

Parshant Utam using the Wombo app on his phone

A serious passion for physics was what drew Parshant Utam to study Mathematical Physics at the University of Waterloo. Little did he realize that the University’s entrepreneurial atmosphere would lead him to become a co-founder of viral smartphone app that is pure fun.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Shayan Majidy wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Shayan Majidy in front of a classroom of students teaching

Shayan Majidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned the prestigious Vanier Scholarship award for his research achievements and his work in quantum computing education.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Earth and Environmental Sciences instructor featured on the cover of CIM Magazine

Jen Parks on the cover of CIM magazine.

This past week, Jen Parks, Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, appeared on the cover of the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Magazine’s June/July ed

Friday, July 9, 2021

Biology graduate students chosen for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Side by side photos of Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault

Congratulations to Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault who have been chosen as recipients of the 2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research!

Funded by the Weston Family Foundation (formerly The W. Garfield Weston Foundation), these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mario Coniglio named next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mario Coniglio.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to welcome Professor Mario Coniglio as the next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science