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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Biology celebrates the season and science with festive doors

Each year, the Department of Biology and the Biology Graduate Student Association host a holiday door decorating contest.

A total of nine labs combined science and research with the festive spirit, to earn the honour of best holiday door. 

Last week, the Departmental staff judges wandered the halls of ESC, B1 and B2 to vote on the winning door. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

UWaterloo astronomy alumnus chases asteroids, meets royalty and appears on Star Trek

Cliff Cunningham

Left to right: Actor Leonard Nimoy, alumnus Cliff Cunningham (BSc '76; BA’ 90) and actor William Shatner.

Byline: Dr. Cliff Cunningham (BSc '76; BA ’90)

In 1971, I enrolled at University of Waterloo at age 15, the youngest student ever up to that time at UWaterloo.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Chemist Richard Oakley wins 2016 E.W.R Steacie Award

Prof. Richard Oakley

The Canadian Society for Chemistry has awarded Professor Richard Oakley the 2016 E.W.R Steacie Award.

This award is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of chemistry while working in Canada.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Recent boom in dam construction predicted to impact global river water quality

Dam

Dams impact more than fish and wildlife habitats, they transform the very chemistry of the water released down stream, according to a new study by the University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group.

The Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, USA. Photo credit: Sean Sinclair.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waterloo biologist Mark Servos featured in Globe and Mail water series

Professor Mark Servos

Waterloo Biology Professor Mark Servos’ research into the Grand River rainbow darter revealed the males once exhibited one of the world's highest incidence of intersex changes, with early stage eggs found in male testes.