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Friday, December 20, 2013

T'was the night before Winter Break

'Twas the night before Winter Break, when all thro' Science
Not a beaker was stirring, it’s quiet in residence;
Exams are finished and students head home,
Knowing all about atoms, electrons and the genome.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

University of Waterloo scientists find artificial sweeteners in Grand River

Packets of artificial sweeteners.

Scientists from the Faculty of Science and Environment Canada found the equivalent of 81,850 to 188,650 cans of diet soda pass through the Grand River to Lake Erie every day.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waterloo iGEM students bring home gold

Waterloo iGEM 2013 team members Anjali Arya, Peter Hong, Hina Bandukwala, and Paul Reginato

Waterloo’s iGEM team won a Gold Medal standing and Best Poster at the 2013 iGEM Regional Jamboree competition. Sixty teams from across North America competed, including Yale and iGEM founder, MIT.

“It’s safe to say that our endless nights and early mornings have paid off,” said Biology student Anjali Arya.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Waterloo’s model key to globalizing carbon dioxide water study

A fast-flowing river in France.

Researchers from world-class institutions in Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany and the United States teamed up to determine the amount of carbon dioxide lakes, streams, rivers and other bodies of water hold as well as how much is transferred to the atmosphere.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hadfield still a man of science

Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield got a preview of what life will be like as a professor at the University of Waterloo when he visited campus this week. His day included giving a lecture, meeting with students, advancing research and promoting his newest publication.