News archive - November 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Brian Dixon honoured by Canadian Society of Zoologists

Prof. Brian Dixon

Biology Professor Brian Dixon, Canada Research Chair in Fish and Environmental Immunology, was chosen to receive the 2015 Robert Arnold Wardle award by the Canadian Society of Zoologists.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Velocity Science startup: Testing your Vitamin D levels at home

James MacLean, Lucas Lim and Nirushan Udayakumar

Vitamin D is essential to human health, but taking too much of the “sunshine vitamin” can lead to organ damage and increase the risk of certain cancers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chemistry researcher awarded prestigious Polanyi Prize

Computer generated graphic of molecule interactions on a cell surface created by Drew Bennett, winner of the Polanyi Prize

Drew Bennett, a researcher in the Faculty of Science, was awarded the 2014 Polanyi Prize in Chemistry this week for his groundbreaking work on potential ways of targeting and killing cancer cells.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

iGEM wins gold and best model at international competition

2014 iGEM team

For the first time, the University of Waterloo’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Team won Gold and Best Model at the 2014 Giant Jamboree competition in Boston.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Four Velocity Science teams to compete at Velocity Fund Finals

Velocity Science logo

Today, Velocity announced the finalists for its Fall 2014 Velocity Fund Finals, taking place on Thursday, November 27th, where startups will compete for more grant funding than ever. Among the finalists are four Velocity Science teams.