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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Waterloo researchers awarded $2 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Michael Power, Trevor Charles, Juewen Liu.

Three researchers from the Faculty of Science received more than $2 million in Strategic Partnership Research Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last week. Recipients included Professors Michael Power and Trevor Charles from the Department of Biology and Professor Juewen Liu from the Department of Chemistry.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sally Ebsary recognized with 2017 Co-op Supervisor of the Year Award

Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang and Nancy Waite.

Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang and Nancy Waite.

Each year Waterloo Pharmacy presents an award for Co-op Supervisor of the Year. The award recognizes a supervisor who has shown outstanding commitment to mentorship of Waterloo Pharmacy students on co-operative education work terms.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Understanding and protecting the lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay being interviewed by Parks Canada

Located in northeast Alberta, the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world. Serving as the junction of four major North American waterfowl migratory routes, millions of ducks and geese descend to feed and nest here each summer.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Early ocean anoxia may have led to first mass extinction event

Dengying Formation (South China)

A new study by an international collaboration involving Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Kendall suggests the world’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused by a widespread loss of dissolved oxygen in the Earth’s oceans.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Andrew Doxey wins first Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award

Andrew Doxey.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Andrew Doxey as the first recipient of the Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award (SEECRA).

Monday, June 18, 2018

Membio wins 1st place at the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition

Shane Kilpatrick pitching on behalf of his team Membio.

Velocity Science company Membio was awarded first place and $5,000 in funding at last Thursday’s Spring 2018 Problem Pitch competition.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Waterloo Biologist mentors local teen, the 2018 International BioGENEius Challenge winner

Brian Dixon and Sajeev Kohli

Professor Brian Dixon hosts Sajeev Kohli in his University of Waterloo lab, guiding him on experiments and helping to promote his work to the outside world.

Last week, Sajeev Kohli, a local Waterloo teen from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, won the International BioGENEius Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Waterloo graduate student earns Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

Feridun Hamdullahpur and German Gomez-Rios

The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that one of its former Department of Chemistry students, German Augusto Gómez-Rios, will receive one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards at Spring convocation: the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

116th convocation ceremonies welcome more than 1000 new Science alumni

Science's 116th convocation stage.

The Faculty of Science held its 116th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, two highly distinguished honorees and 1007 graduating students. Among them, 786 Bachelor degrees, 66 Master degrees and 40 Doctoral degrees, 87 Doctor of Optometry and 28 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony

Monday, June 11, 2018

Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

Silhouette of different animals marching in single file.

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.