News archive - September 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Waterloo invention makes Dyson shortlist four years in a row

Shakir Lakhani and Keean Sarani

A patch that delivers allergy medication to children developed by Waterloo students is one of only two Canadian projects to be shortlisted for this year’s international James Dyson Awards competition. It’s the fourth year in a row a University of Waterloo project has reached the final round.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Waterloo optometrists show new lens design reverses nearsightedness in animal model

Someone putting a contact lens in their eye.

University of Waterloo optometrist Elizabeth Irving and research assistant Cristina Yakobchuck-Stanger have demonstrated that a lens using an alternative design reverses induced myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

Soil runoff from a local field.

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Science welcomes two new HeforShe Scholars

All six 2017 HeForShe scholarship recipients holding a #heforshe sign

Six HeForShe IMPACT scholarships have been awarded to exceptional female students entering their first year as undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young women to pursue fields in STEM, where females are currently underrepresented.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pharmacy students collaborate to run health clinic in Peru

Sonya, Loran and Saptha sitting on rocks

For the third year in a row, Waterloo Pharmacy joined a Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) excursion and sent pharmacy students on a healthcare mission in Peru. Sonya Dhanjal, Loran Ellero-Dionne, and Saptha Navaratnam travelled to South America this summer to support four healthcare clinics in different parts of Lima.