News archive - October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Play it safe, if contact lenses are part of this year's Halloween costume

Thinking about using cosmetic lenses to turn you into a monster, alien or cat for Halloween?  The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) based at the School of Optometry and Vision Science want Canadians to make sure that trick isn’t permanent, and encourage Canadians to be aware of the dangers of unregulated cosmetic lenses, which have in the past resulted in serious eye damage.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Brittney Glass awarded the 2017 Farvolden Scholarship

Brittney Glass

The Farvolden Scholarship, funded by Earth and Environmental Sciences alumni, was presented this year to Brittney Glass, a PhD student supervised by Prof. Dave Rudolph.

Brittney’s research uses satellite data to pinpoint evidence of groundwater-surface water interaction within areas of discontinuous permafrost in the Central MacKenzie Valley, Northwest Territories.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Biology grad students carve out time for some Halloween fun

Biology graduate students with their final pumpkin creations.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) held their first annual pumpkin carving contest yesterday in which graduate students were tasked with designing and carving a Halloween pumpkin in less than an hour.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy students graduate at University of Waterloo’s 115th convocation

Rx2017 in their convocation robes

On October 20, 115 pharmacy students, 5 graduate students and 13 PharmD bridging students convocated from the University of Waterloo. The beautiful fall day was full of smiles and laughter as friends and family came together at a reception at the School of Pharmacy to celebrate new graduates.