News archive - February 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Illustration of how DMS can identify the best isomer of quinoline that will pass through a cell wall.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Waterloo holds the 13th annual Fusion Conference

2017 Fusion Conference

This past weekend, the University of Waterloo held its 13th annual Fusion Conference. The student organized conference creates a space for individuals to share their passion for innovation and showcase their expertise.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Faculty of Science sends two students into 3MT University finals


The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week. More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Qatar and United Arab Emirates partner with Waterloo to study groundwater pollution in arid regions

Doha, Qatar skyline in the afternoon.

Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waterloo Earth scientists awarded $1.3 million for strategic research partnerships

Two researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $1.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.