News archive - August 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tremor from U.S. quake rattles region

On August 23, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area of Richmond, Virginia and was felt across the eastern United States and Canada, including Waterloo region.

Steve Evans, a professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences with expertise in natural disasters, was quoted in the Waterloo Region Record about the quake.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

University of Waterloo leads clean-water consortium

On August 23, the federal government announced it would be investing $19.5 million for a southern Ontario consortium aimed at developing clean-water technologies.

The university, including the Water Institute, will be the lead institution. Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph are also involved.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quantum cryptography school takes students to cutting edge of science

Last week, the Institute for Quantum Computing hosted a week long Quantum Cryptography School for young students.

The institute welcomed high school students from across Canada and around the world.

Too see what several students who attended the workshop had to say, view the article in the Waterloo Region Record.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ottawa supports kids' science programs

Engineering Science Quest event

At yesterday's event, hard-hatted youngsters from Engineering Science Quest showed off their miniature city for VIPs including dean of science Terry McMahon, dean of engineering Adel Sedra, and Actua CEO Jennifer Flanagan.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Water Institute welcomes new managing director

Kevin Boehmer photo

Last month, the Water Institute (WI) welcomed Kevin Boehmer as its inaugural managing director. Kevin has more than 20 years of professional experience in the environment and water sectors as a researcher, trainer, consultant and manager.

I’m very pleased to be joining the Water Institute,” Kevin says. “I look forward to working closely with Dave Rudolph, WI’s executive director, in creating a vibrant network for collaboration across all six faculties.