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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

IQC faculty member named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Norbert Lütkenhaus.

Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vision scientists co-create mural to celebrate CORE's new brand

Mural for Centre for Ocular Research and Education

Formerly known as the Centre for Contact Lens Research, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) unveiled its new brand and logo at the American Academy of Optometry's 96th annual meeting in Chicago this month, reflecting its evolved focus on advanced biosciences, clinical research and education.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Business-to-business health company pitch wins annual Pharmasave business competition

Many Canadians are busier than ever before: workplaces are fast-paced and digital communication makes it hard to relax and disconnect. With so much going on, it’s easy to neglect health, especially when doctor and specialist appointments involve long waits or time off work.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Waterloo physicists receive $1.5M+ in funding for new infrastructure

Kyung Soo Choi, Thomas Jennewein, Joe Sanderson.

Eleven research projects involving Waterloo, including three from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will receive more than $17 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to support research.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) Renamed Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)


For nearly three decades, the world’s optometry and ophthalmology communities have partnered with the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science on pioneering studies. Beginning in January 2018, the organization will adopt a new name; the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy student becomes Minister of National Defense for International Day of the Girl

Girls Belong Here participants in discussion while sitting at a table.

Doctor of Pharmacy student Munaza Saleem had been selected from an applicant pool of young women across Canada to step into the role of Minister of National Defense for a day. Saleem is part of the Canadian #GirlsBelongHere initiative and one of 17 youth who are paired with government leaders, CEOs, and executives to illustrate every girl’s right to belong in influential roles.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Graduate program brings together students from all six Waterloo faculties

Water Collaborative Students sampling on a shoreline.

For one week in September, graduate students in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP) step outside of the classroom and gain hands-on learning experience from local water experts and community members in the Grand River Watershed.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lyndon Jones named as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Lyndon Jones, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and Director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Waterloo invention makes Dyson shortlist four years in a row

Shakir Lakhani and Keean Sarani

Avro Life Science is one of only two Canadian projects to be shortlisted for the prestigious international James Dyson Awards competition.