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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

Dr. Lisa Christian gives an eye exam to a child wearing glasses.

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Optometry & Vision Science graduate student's research showcased across Canada

Emmanual Alabi's billboard image

If you are travelling by plane in Canada, or through the train and bus terminals of Ottawa, you may spot the University of Waterloo logo and recognize one of our School of Optometry & Vision Science’s graduate student celebrities, Emmanual Alabi, on billboards and posters created by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Biology grads leave no pins standing at Bowling Night

BGSA students watching peers bowl.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) hit the lanes last week with a Bowling Night at Bingeman. It was a chance for students to have some fun with both old and new students of this multi-disciplinary department.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheats

German Gomez-Rios in the lab.

The Pawliszyn Research Group is leading efforts to catch illicit drug use, creating a revolution in rapid on-site analytical technologies.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sixth Annual World Wetlands Day Celebration at University of Waterloo

Crowd listening to a presentation by Bruce MacVicar

Friday, February 2 marked the Ecohydrology Research Group’s sixth annual World Wetlands Day (WWD) celebration at the University of Waterloo. This year’s program featured research presentations, three-minute student presentations, a student poster competition, and an evening public lecture.The symposium had over 90 registrants and was attended by researchers from various universities across southwestern Ontario as well as members of the general public. It even got a Twitter-nod from MP of Waterloo Bardish Chagger.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photo

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy students learn, network, and compete at PDW 2018

Students holding signs celebrating University of Waterloo

Earlier this month, seven students from Waterloo School of Pharmacy attended Professional Development Week (PDW) 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta alongside 580 other pharmacy students. PDW is an annual conference hosted by a different Canadian pharmacy school each year. It brings students from across the country together to network, apply practical skills, and expand knowledge of current health care topics. This year was the 30th PDW, hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new source of Botox

Needle with text saying botulium toxin.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Two major avalanches linked to climate change, according to international study involving Waterloo

LANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

A study released today in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change played a major role in the massive catastrophic collapse of two glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau in July and September 2016.