News archive - June 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Waterloo scientist studies isotopes for deeper understanding of what Earth’s climate was like thousands of years ago

As a young geologist more than 30 years ago, Thomas Edwards planned to muck about Canada's wilderness, looking for possible pipeline routes and resource opportunities.

Then he met Peter Fritz, founder of the Environmental Isotope Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. It was a pivotal encounter. Edwards changed course to examine what isotopes -- close kin of elements on the periodic table -- tell us about natural history.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Earth Science Museum curator says farewell

Science in the News

WATERLOO — Standing in the centre of a dimly lit room, dwarfed by the towering skeleton of a European cave bear looming over one shoulder and the frame of a dinosaur over the other, Peter Russell is in his element.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Future Waterloo students win prestigious Schulich scholarships

Two Ontario high school students set to attend the University of Waterloo in September are among the winners of the coveted 2013 Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Lucas Palmer from Windsor and Chloé Simms from Pembroke each won the awards worth $60,000 that go to top students who plan to study in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Schulich winners must possess at least two of the following attributes: academic excellence, financial need, or outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership.