News archive - 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dean Terry McMahon wins the 2015 John C. Polanyi Award

Congratulations to the Dean of Science and Chemistry Professor Terry McMahon who has been named the 2015 recipient of the John C. Polanyi Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pharmacy student wins leadership prize for interventions in cancer care

Gloria Lau

Blueprint for Pharmacy recently awarded fourth-year Pharmacy student Gloria Lau first place for her essay on the evolving role of pharmacists to a clinical and patient-centred profession. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reconstructing lake levels from lines in the sand

A relict shoreline of Grand Traverse Bay (Michigan) along Lake Superior (Image: Goolge Earth).

The Great Lakes contain 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater supply and act as a major transportation route from the North American heartland to global markets.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Experiential learning helps Science student unearth lifelong passion

Manuel Arab

Fourth-year Earth and Environmental Sciences student Manuel Arab accredits a second-year mineralogy course, Earth 231, and hands-on field experience for awakening his curiosity in unravelling the mysteries of the Earth.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An ancient answer to climate change water shortage

A rainwater harvesting system tank sluice in Tamil Nadu at low water levels.

Rainwater harvesting tanks that have been abandoned for modern canals and groundwater wells could become an important water source for people in south