News archive - 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Rooney Lab wins Biology Holiday Hallway Competition for second consecutive year

Rooney lab holiday door

Each December, the Department of Biology and the Biology Graduate Student Association host a holiday door decorating contest to celebrate the festive season. The Rooney lab defended their title and beat seven other labs to win the 2017 Holiday Hallway competition for the second year in a row. The Hall and Hug labs came in second and third place respectively.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water quality

Chris Parsons on a sampling trip in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Should we still worry about acid rain? What is the chemical composition of a pristine river? How can we mitigate algal blooms in lakes and estuaries? What are the impacts of ocean acidification? Unfortunately, these are not simple questions to answer, according to Dr. Chris Parsons, Assistant Research Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Earth Sciences PhD student wins the J. Alan George Student Leadership Award

Jennifer Mead

Jennifer Mead, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences with Prof. Sherry Schiff, has received the University’s J. Alan George Student Leadership Award.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The importance of keeping the Grand River healthy

The Grand River in summer.

Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of

Monday, December 18, 2017

Waterloop team feels the need for speed

Waterloop students at Hyperloop competition last August.

The Waterloop team is on its way to building a faster, lighter and more sophisticated pod. So fast, they estimate passengers could one day travel from Waterloo to Toronto in a mere six minutes.