News archive - October 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Waterloo recreates old mining tunnel on campus

The Earth Sciences Museum recently opened a replica mining tunnel as part of a new exhibit.

The Waterloo Region Record recently profiled the tunnel and Museum curator Peter Russell.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Waterloo’s Guide to the Galaxy

From Chile to Japan, physics and astronomy professor Brian McNamara will soon be racking up frequent flyer miles in a quest to better understand our universe.

McNamara and his team are involved with a number of international initiatives where the University of Waterloo is among the very few chosen for exploration projects.

In Chile, McNamara and Dr. Helen Russell, a postdoctoral fellow at Waterloo, will be watching matter that falls into black holes using the world’s most powerful telescope.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waterloo hosts annual science open house, gem and mineral show this weekend

Waterloo, Ontario (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011) - The University of Waterloo will host its annual science open house this weekend to introduce children and their parents to an assortment of fun and hands-on activities.

The free annual event, hosted by the faculty of science, offers activities and demonstrations aimed at children from kindergarten to grade eight, as well as their families.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gairdner recipient Adrian Bird gives talk to local students about Rett syndrome

Waterloo, Ontario (Monday, Oct. 24, 2011) - An award-winning genetics scientist will speak to local high school students about his research on Rett syndrome at a talk hosted by the University of Waterloo on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Adrian Bird will give a morning talk entitled A scientific journey: from blue skies research to neurological disease. He will also give a scientific lecture in the afternoon entitled CpG Signalling in health and disease.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Analytics company joins forces with chemistry professor

Maxxam Analytics, which provides solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries, has joined forces with Waterloo chemistry professor Janusz Pawliszyn to advance water sampling and analysis techniques.

More information can be found in a press release by Maxxam Analytics.