News archive - June 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Greenhouse gas, not fracking, is the larger concern in natural resource development

Five ways a well bore can leak. Source: Report "Towards a Road Map for Mitigating the Rates and Occurrences..."

Leakage from oil and natural gas wells and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions present is of greater environmental concern than fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, say environmental scientists and engineers at the University of Waterloo and Geofirma Engineering, Ltd.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Global educator teaches in Waterloo and China

Kashif Memon, academic advisor and coordinator for the Science and Business non-department programs in the Faculty of Science.

Distinguished Waterloo lecturer takes experience working on the border of Pakistan into the classroom

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Phosphorus legacy causes recurring blooms according to ELA lake study

Aerial photo of Lake 227. Photo credit: David O'Connell.

For 40 years scientists have studied the effects of adding phosphorus to Lake 227, the world’s longest continuous experiment in phosphate pollution.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kristine Dalton wins the 2014 Beta Sigma Kappa Award

Kristine Dalton with athletes in her sports vision clinic.

Kristine Dalton, a professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, won the 2014 Beta Sigma Kappa Research Grant, from the American Optometric Foundation. This award is given to individuals who display a keen interest in answering questions in the areas of vision science and clinical practice.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Waterloo and IISD bring scientists together to discuss future of Experimental Lakes Area

The University of Waterloo is hosting the first workshop to chart the future of research at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).

The freshwater research facility was reopened in April 2014 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) following transfer agreements with the federal, Ontario and Manitoba governments, and is now known as IISD-ELA