News archive - May 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Holly Meginnis wins OPA Student of Distinction Award

Holly Meginnis

Fourth-year Pharmacy student Holly Meginnis has been recognized with the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) Student of Distinction Award for leadership and commitment to advancing the profession.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Researchers theoretically demonstrate the detection of a single nuclear spin at room temperature

Prof. Amir Yacoby

For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum brings the prehistoric into your future

Children in the Earth Sciences mining tunnel.

Bringing the prehistoric back to life is not just for the movies: soon, anyone anywhere with access to a smartphone, tablet or computer will be able to interact with the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum’s exhibits, thanks to a new five-year partnership with Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada®.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Science entrepreneurs shine at GTAN pitch competition

More than 200 Angel investors, entrepreneurs and community members came together for educational workshops and a pitch competition this past Friday hosted by Golden Triangle Angel Network.

Eight of Waterloo Region’s top startups competed this afternoon in hopes of winning $10,000, $5,000 or $2,000. The top three winners were also paired with highly respected mentors, and will be given the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 100 investors at the next GTAN investment meeting.

Monday, May 4, 2015

High school scientists shine at regional biotechnology competition

Sanofi Biogenius Challenge banner

The Faculty of Science hosted the 22nd Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada Southwestern Ontario Regional Competition last week. Twelve of the brightest high school students from the region came to campus to compete in Canada’s only national biotechnology competition.