News archive - June 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waterloo vision scientist Chris Hudson featured in the Globe and Mail

It’s been said that our eyes are “windows to the soul” and for good reason: it turns out the retina located at the back of the eye is actually an extension of our brain’s outermost layer. By measuring changes in the thickness of the retina, Chris Hudson, a professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, hopes to learn more about similar changes mirrored in the cortical mass (the brain’s weight and thickness).

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Incoming Biology student seeks world neuroscience title

Incoming Waterloo Science student heads to world neuroscience competition in Denmark.

Before Nooran AbuMazen even attends her first university lecture, she’ll test her knowledge of neuroscience on the world stage.

The grade 12 Waterloo Collegiate Institute student, who is starting in the University of Waterloo's Honours Biology Co-op program in the fall, will represent Canada at the 2016 Brain Bee World Championship in Copenhagen this week. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Love for 'Eating and Hanging Out' pays off: Meet Cameron Pounder and Ada Mok

Along with her partner Cameron Pounder (BSc ’09, Science and Business), Ada Mok (BA ’08, Psychology) competed on the closely watched season finale of last year’s Food Network reality show, Food Truck Face Off.

By Dana Ciak

Spoiler alert: they won a food truck.

For the eight years prior, Mok and Pounder had both been enjoying their office jobs, making good money and working reasonable hours.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two Biology graduate students win prestigious Weston award for Northern research

Biology graduate students Casey Remmer and Samantha Burke have each been awarded a prestigious W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research.

The highly competitive, national scholarships from the Weston Foundation are awarded each year to 15 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada for “advancing our understanding of important scientific issues facing the North.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Waterloo PhD student talks research with Nobel Laureates

Jean-Philippe MacLean is in Germany discussing quantum science at the prestigious 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.