News archive - February 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CERC David Cory shares three rules for building a quantum computer

Building a quantum computer can be accomplished by following three simple rules — yet it’s viewed by many as the pinnacle of scientific endeavour.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A diamond mine in the rough

Diavik Diamond Mine at Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada

Acid mine drainage is one of the mining industry’s top environmental liabilities. It’s estimated mining operations in Canada alone spend $100 million annually to treat mine waste discharge, with clean up costs of existing acid mine drainage pollution potentially totaling between $2 and $5 billion.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Melanie Campbell honoured for advancing the position of women in academia

2015 Status of Women Award Winners

Physicist Melanie Campbell (left) has been awarded a 2015 Status of Women Award of Distinction by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA). This award recognizes her work on improving the position of academic women through organizational, policy and educational leadership.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waterloo Biologists awarded $750,000 in NSERC Strategic Grants

Biologists Mark Servos and Niels Bols were two of the eleven University of Waterloo researchers receiving more than $5.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to partner with industry on strategic research.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Biologist honoured with Ontario Genomics Institute SPARK Award

Professor Trevor Charles

Trevor Charles, a professor of Biology in the Faculty of Science, received a