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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates: study


Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Soils Get Colder – Will this Affect Plant Growth and Water Quality?

Photo taken by Tatjana Milojevic in October 2018 near Banff, Alberta.

Authored by: Water Institute member, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo and Principal Investigator in the Global Water Futures project, Winter Soil Processes in Transition.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Physics is poetry

John Caranci

Beyond a rewarding career as a physics teacher, John Caranci (BSc ’72) makes his mark through creative writing.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Velocity Science company Animus wins $5K at the Velocity Fund Finals

Four Velocity Fund $5K competition winners holding their cheques.

Animus, Forsa, Pulse Home and TagBull were the four winning student-led startups at the 24th Velocity Fund Finals held this week at the Student Life Centre. Each company walked away with $5,000 each to help them further grow their ideas and develop their businesses. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Two Science grad students receive Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching

Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

The recipients of the 2019 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student were announced today by Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello. Two Science graduate students were among the four winners.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

#Rethink Pharmacists: A go-to resource for vaccinations

Two male pharmacy students learning how to administer vaccinations.

Do you have a trip coming up? Then you might be thinking about travel vaccines. In preparing for your trip, you’ll probably pick a few things up from the pharmacy. Your travel vaccine could be one of them and your local pharmacist might be able to help.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Waterloo recognizes 2018 Co-op Student of the Year Award recipients

Stephanie Chan

Every year one co-op student from each faculty is recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, community and the further development of experiential education. The 2018 Faculty of Science Co-op Student of the Year is Stephanie Chan (Biochemistry). Astronomy and Physics student Emily Pass received the 2018 Co-op Honourable Mention.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing personalized medication assessments

Pharmacist talking to a patient about their medications

Do you take three or more medications regularly? Do you feel like your medications aren’t working or that you may be experiencing side effects? Do you have diabetes? A MedsCheck with your pharmacist may be for you.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Natalie Hutchings and Marcel Pinheiro receive the 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Vision scientist Natalie Hutchings and Biology continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for their innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Four science professors receive seed funding for bioengineering and biotech research

Science faculty received seed funding for bioengineering and biotechnology research

Today, the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) announced the recipients of their seed funding competition. A total of ten Waterloo professors were listed, including four researchers from the Faculty of Science. This is the second round of funding awarded under the program, which debuted last year.