News archive - October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Waterloo Science students head to World Mining Competition

Waterloo's World Mining Team

Left to right: Mentor Jean Richardson, Robin Taves, Helena Diao, Kevin Tateishi, Alumnus Joe Hinzer, Tyler Ciufo, Jocelyn Campbell and Mentor Chris Yakymchuk.

For the first time, five undergraduate students will head to Saskatoon to represent the University of Waterloo at the World Mining Competition this weekend.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New proof-of-concept demonstration beats the best known classical protocol

Professor Norbert Lütkenhaus

Waterloo physicists Norbert Lütkenhaus, Juan Miguel Arrazola and Shihan Sajeed, along with colleagues at University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong, experimentally demonstrated a quantum fingerprinting system that can transmit less information than the best kn

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Community discovers world of science at 21st annual Science Open House

Last weekend, the Faculty of Science opened its doors to the community for the 21st annual Science Open House.

Run in conjunction with the Earth Sciences Museum Gem and Mineral Show, the popular event attracts more than 1,500 visitors each year.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Prestigious Gairdner award winner visits campus

Dr. Lynne Maquat, recipient of the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award.

On Tuesday, Dr. Lynne Maquat, recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award this year, visited campus and met with students, faculty, and the Waterloo community.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences Chair wins career award for work in aquatic sciences

Professor Bill Taylor

The Society of Canadian Limnologists announced Earth and Environmental Sciences Chair William Taylor as the winner of the 2016 Frank Rigler Award, the society’s highest honour.