News archive - September 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Science student only successful Canadian entry in international contest

Austin Montgomery contest video screenshot

A first-year science student, Austin Montgomery, has made the only successful Canadian entry in an international contest on “How to Make the Smart Grid Smarter”. Montgomery’s submission was chosen by IEEE SmartGridComm experts as one of the top 13 videos, from among entries received this summer, and those 13 are now available for public vote.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roger Pielke Sr. will examine role of climate change at University of Waterloo public lecture

Waterloo, Ontario (Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011) - A leading meteorology expert will examine new perspectives being used by the climate change community to assess threats to critical resources of water, food, energy, human health and ecosystem function during a public lecture this week at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Physicists cautious about reports of faster-than-light neutrinos

Cliff Burgess (BSc '80), a graduate from Waterloo's applied physics and mathematics program and faculty member with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, commented on reports that European experiments recorded neutrinos travelling at speeds faster than light.

Burgess offered his opinion to the Waterloo Region Record.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fake floating islands help clean up ponds

Barry Warner, chair of earth and environmental sciences, was recently quoted in an article featured in the Globe and Mail about recycled plastic bases, which resemble islands, that are helping to treat water in the wetlands.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Linda Nazar elected to Royal Society of Canada

Two Waterloo professors elected to Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada honour

As published in the Daily Bulletin, September 9, 2011.

Two Waterloo faculty members are among 78 people chosen this year for Canada’s highest academic honour. They have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the national organization announced this week.