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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dr. Donna Strickland

Packing a laser punch

A self-described “laser jock,” Donna Strickland inhabits a rarified but highly competitive world where it’s all about “who has the shortest pulse, the most energy, the highest average power.”

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dr. Jamie Joseph

Targeted DNA delivery holds hope for diabetes

Jamie Joseph loves a challenge. That’s why the School of Pharmacy professor is trying to unravel the mysteries of diabetes. “It’s one of the most perplexing diseases to study; there’s still lots to learn about it, it’s so complex.”

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In pursuit of the perfect contact lens

Tucked away on the third floor of the School of Optometry, scientists are working hard at a world-renowned research centre.

Tucked away on the third floor of the School of Optometry, scientists are working hard at a world-renowned research centre. The Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) investigates the ocular response to contact lenses and other forms of vision correction.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Unearthing opportunities in the geosciences

Participating high school students will be eligible for credit to explore their planet, and future careers, under a new partnership between the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Region District School Board.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn

Revolutionary tools take lab to the field

"Life is a laboratory. Experiment," says the quote beneath Janusz Pawliszyn’s email signature.

The analytical chemist, who holds the Canada Research Chair and NSERC Industrial Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies, has taken his own advice to heart, revolutionizing chemical testing.