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Thursday, June 15, 2017

More than 900 Science graduates cross the stage at the 114th convocation ceremonies

60th Anniversary Waterloo cupcakes

The Faculty of Science held its 114th Convocation ceremonies yesterday to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, four highly distinguished honorees and 920 graduating students. Among them, 837 Bachelor degrees, 50 Master degrees and 33 Doctoral degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New pharmacy grad will explore global health

Heidi Fernandes.

Heidi Fernandes was inspired after helping to establish medical clinics in an impoverished community in Peru.

Ever since she travelled to Brazil on vacation, pharmacy student Heidi Fernandes has had a passion for global health. After graduation, she’ll be putting that passion into action.

Friday, June 9, 2017

University of Waterloo researchers lead impactful projects on climate change

Image of a Canadian lake.

Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Aviation students get a jump start on their careers

Jazz Aviation offers new program that gives qualified aviation students a more direct pathway to a major airline.

When Jenna Yee dreamed of becoming a pilot, the Waterloo Science and Aviation student assumed she’d start small, spending time in the north to get her flying career off the ground.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Top graduate students announced winners of The Dean of Science Award and W.B. Pearson Medal

Every year, top graduate students from the Faculty of Science are nominated for two awards.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy PhD candidate Alanna McEneny-King awarded major government grant

Alanna MK

School of Pharmacy PhD candidate Alanna McEneny-King received a 2017 doctoral Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The $105,000 grant supports McEneny-King’s research developing mathematical models to improve dosing of people with hemophilia.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Waterloo scientists leads $1.9M project to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Bardish Chagger announces $1.9M funding for sustainable agriculture.

The Honourable Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener Centre, Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespler, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and MP for Waterloo with Prof. David Blowes, Prof. David Rudolph, and Prof. Bernard Duncker.

Today, University of Waterloo Earth scientists received a $1.9M grant from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to examine greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, and the impacts of alternative land-use practices and beneficial management practices (BMPs) on greenhouse gases.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Hydroelectric dam and reservoir.

Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spring grad symposiums showcase biological and health science research

Grad Symposium Spring 2017

At the end of April, graduate research from Biology, Pharmacy and Optometry and Vision Science was on display during the series of annual spring research symposiums held by the individual departments and schools. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New causal structures only found in the quantum world 

Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Ried and Jean-Philippe MacLean.

Last year, research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) showed that in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation.

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