News archive - March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Science and Business faculty earns 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award

Kashif Memon

Kashif Memon, academic advisor and coordinator for the Science and Business, Biotechnology Economics and Biotechnology Chartered Professional Accountancy Programs in the Faculty of Science, has earned a 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fish stories: Tales from the ear bone

Waterloo Biology Professor Heidi Swanson

Waterloo biologist examines tiny fish ear bones for clues to mercury contamination and climate change

By Suzanne Bowness, Marketing and Strategic Communications

Fish ear bones are only a few millimetres in size but a University of Waterloo biologist is examining them for big answers to climate change and pollution.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Moving toward a sustainable wetlands policy

County West Young's Point Wetland, Canada

Wetlands were once considered unsightly and unusable land filled with smelly, infected water, yet today their “free” ecosystem services are hard to ignore: flood control, excess nutrient abatement, water filtration, food, and wildlife habitat.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Waterloo and Harvard physicists’ eureka moment

Waterloo Physics and Astronomy Prof. David Hawthorn, Prof. Roger Melko, and doctoral student Lauren Hayward

Physicists from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and the Perimeter Institute have brought us one step closer to developing the world’s first room-temperature superconductor.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pharmacy students invest in their future

Dr. Roderick Slavcev, assistant professor in pharmaceutical science

Waterloo’s innovative Pharmacy Investment Club gives students real-world experience for careers in industry and beyond