News archive - April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Waterloo’s green tech solution to rid waterways of toxic algae

Algae on lake.

Phosphorus is one of those nutrients that can be helpful or harmful, depending on its location. As a soil fertilizer it provides an essential nutrient for food crops but in our waterways it’s an unwelcome fertilizer providing the essential missing nutrient for toxic algae.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Velocity Science company partners with Canadian Space Agency

Velocity Science startup Qidni Labs has caught the attention of the Canadian Space Agency with their nano-filters that stop viruses and bacteria in the air, liquids and foods.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Astrophysicists create 3D master map of the universe

Map of galaxy clusters

University of Waterloo astrophysicists have created a 3D master map of the universe spanning nearly two billion light years that is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighbourhood to date.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Andrea Edginton and Bill Power win Excellence in Science Teaching Awards

Dr, Andrea Edington

Teaching the next generation of scientists is a job our faculty takes to heart. Each year, the Faculty of Science recognizes the teaching quality and impact of our faculty through the Excellence in Science Teaching Awards (ESTA).