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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Science welcomes 2017 Schulich Leaders

Four new first year students at the University of Waterloo have won Schulich Leader Scholarships, which encourage them to embrace science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines in their future careers.

Among them, Alina Arvisais and Cameron Bardell, both awarded a $80,000 scholarship, will be studying Biochemistry and Physics this fall.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wettig lab develops novel compounds that can improve drug delivery

Samathan Shortall working in the lab

The Wettig lab group, led by Professor Shawn Wettig, focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of compounds called surfactants. Surfactants (short for surface active agents) lower the interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or air, and are added to products like medications, detergents, skin creams and more. Professor Wettig’s lab specializes in building new types of surfactants with the aim of improving how drugs are delivered into human bodies.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Professor Colleen Maxwell appointed University of Waterloo Research Chair

Colleen Maxwell

In August, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Colleen Maxwell was appointed a University of Waterloo Research Chair. The position recognizes exceptional achievement in a particular field of knowledge.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Taking optometric support to the underserved community at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto

Optometry Doctoral student provides an eye exam

The ability to see well is important to the social, intellectual, and emotional development of children. The University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic (School of Optometry and Vision Science) partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) to provide vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations for children and youth.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reflections on the history of the School of Optometry and Vision Science

Optometry Exam

By Jake Sivak and Bill Bobier, School of Optometry and Vision Science