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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Science and Business: Bringing skills that keep Waterloop on track

Waterloop design team members.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, has produced 24 finalists, including the University of Waterloo’s Team Waterloop, the only all-Canadian university team with a working pod.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Waterloo tackles water challenges in Canada and Mexico

X Canche Cenote near EK Balam Archeological site, Yucatan, Mexico.

Chris Parsons, a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, understands the importance of knowledge exchange and cross-discipline collaboration when it co

Friday, August 11, 2017

At 50, Optometry and Vision Science honours distinguished alumni

School of Optometry and Vision Science Distinguished alumni winners.

On Friday, June 29 during the 2017 Canadian Association of Optometrists Congress, the UW School of Optometry & Vision Science was pleased to announce the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Awards in front of over 500 practitioners from across the country.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Salmon farmers adapt to climate change with help from a $4.4M collaboration

Salmon swimming.

With sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean already climbing, scientists are predicting Atlantic Canada’s $400 million salmon aquaculture industry could be wiped out within the next 25 years.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Two of a kind: How we share our microbiome with our partner

Couple holding hands sitting on a bed.

Biologists at the University of Waterloo find the unique microbial communities living on our feet can be used to predict who we live with.

The study, published this month in mSystems, combined high-throughput sequencing and artificial intelligence to see what the microbome living on the skin of cohabiting couples can tell us about the microbial “fingerprints” that we leave on our loved ones.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dead fish do tell tales: Using the necrobiome to measure impact of wastewater on aquatic life

Rainbow darter fish in a respirometer used to measure metabolic activity.

Waterloo Biologists Paul Craig and Andrew Doxey find fish struggle to live in the Grand River downstream from Kitchener, Ontario’s wastewater treatment plant.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes


Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Science entrepreneurs to compete at the 2017 Spring Velocity Fund Finals

Cartoon of a figure pitching to an audience.

Seven Science entrepreneurs and companies will be competing for $125,000 at the Spring Velocity Fund Final on Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Short people have an evolutionary advantage, study finds

Stick figures in blue with the shortest figure highlighted in gold.

A group of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Waterloo have uncovered a surprising genetic link between height, arthritis, and the Out of Africa migration between 50,000 and 130,000 years ago.

Monday, July 17, 2017

2010 Faculty of Science Honorary Degree Recipient Julie Payette will be Canada's next Governor General

Julie Payette stands by a podium

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially announced former astronaut Julie Payette will be Canada's next Governor General. 

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