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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Philippe Van Cappellen

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision this year from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Waterloo professor ranks among world’s top 10 influential analytical scientists

Waterloo Science Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, from the department of Chemistry was named the 9th most influential person in analytical science across the globe by Analytical Scientist’s 2019 Power List.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

At least 13% of wastewater treated by Southern Ontario septic systems ends up in streams

The presence of artificial sweeteners has revealed that at least 13 percent of septic system wastewater from rural Southern Ontario homes eventually makes its way into local streams.

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Waterloo used the presence of artificial sweeteners excreted from humans to identify the wastewater content in streams across rural Southern Ontario.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mental Health Resources

Bell Let's Talk logo

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.

As part of our initiatives to promote positive mental health across the Faculty of Science, we have collected some resources, so that if you need resources know where to turn.

Friday, January 24, 2020

New vision test could help diagnose vision loss in toddlers

Small asian girl with pigtails looks into camera.

A simple new test being developed by University of Waterloo researchers could help detect vision impairment in very young children, allowing them to receive sight-saving treatment as soon as possible.

Existing eye tests rely on children’s ability to identify letters or match shapes, making it difficult to diagnose vision loss in children under the age of three.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gravitational wave echoes may confirm Stephen Hawking’s hypothesis of quantum black holes

Artist rendition of gravitational waves

Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.

Research from the University of Waterloo reports the first tentative detection of these echoes, caused by a microscopic quantum “fuzz” that surrounds newly formed black holes.

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, caused by the collision of massive, compact objects in space, such as black holes or neutron stars.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Faculty of Science Launches Innovation Hub

Science Innovation Hub logo.

An exciting and innovative transition has been taking place in the Faculty of Science, and we are now pleased to announce the opening of the Science Innovation Hub!

Friday, January 10, 2020

#StrongerTogether through Storytelling – Catching up with Professor Kirsten Müller after Homeward Bound

Orca whale swimming amongst floating ice

Antarctica is a cold, mostly barren continent, defined by its isolation and snow. It is also a place that has been set aside for peace and science. The challenges of this desolate and harsh environment provide the necessary surroundings to foster teamwork and collaboration for those living and researching there.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Waterloo Science community members receive Order of Canada

On December 28, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list included Donna Strickland, Anne Dagg, Paul Born and Stuart McGill, who are all affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Both Donna Strickland and Anne Dagg have connections with the Faculty of Science as well! They were appointed for outstanding contributions in their field and for enriching the lives of others.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Waterloo researcher awarded 2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize

Niayesh Afshordi

The Buchalter Cosmology Prize recognizes “ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work in cosmology that has the potential to produce a breakthrough advance in our understanding.”