News archive - August 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

At 50, Optometry and Vision Science honours distinguished alumni

School of Optometry and Vision Science Distinguished alumni winners.

On Friday, June 29 during the 2017 Canadian Association of Optometrists Congress, the UW School of Optometry & Vision Science was pleased to announce the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Awards in front of over 500 practitioners from across the country.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Salmon farmers adapt to climate change with help from a $4.4M collaboration

Salmon swimming.

With sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean already climbing, scientists are predicting Atlantic Canada’s $400 million salmon aquaculture industry could be wiped out within the next 25 years.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Two of a kind: How we share our microbiome with our partner

Couple holding hands sitting on a bed.

Biologists at the University of Waterloo find the unique microbial communities living on our feet can be used to predict who we live with.

The study, published this month in mSystems, combined high-throughput sequencing and artificial intelligence to see what the microbome living on the skin of cohabiting couples can tell us about the microbial “fingerprints” that we leave on our loved ones.

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