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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Contribution to environmental toxicology earns biologist Mark Servos SETAC Fellowship

Mark Servos and male student in river with fishing nets

Canada Research Chair Mark Servos has been appointed a 2018 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), in recognition of his research contributions as well as his SETAC leadership and service. In addition to being named a fellow, Servos will become an advisor to the SETAC World Council.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Science alumnus creates graduate fellowship to accelerate health and wellness breakthroughs

Bill Rickert standing with arms crossed in a chemistry lab.

Alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Rickert (PhD ’68) is giving generously to the University of Waterloo to honour two professors who changed the course of his career, and to empower the next generation of scientists in biomedicine, biotechnology, and nanomedicine.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Trans-pacific agreement fosters close research partnership between Hong Kong PolyU and Waterloo

Alexander Wai holds signed agreement and poses with Bob Lemieux and David Shum.

Hong Kong PolyU Vice President (Research Development), Alexander Wai holds witnessed agreement (centre) with Waterloo Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux (left) and PolyU Dean of Health and Social Sciences, David Shum (right).

The Presidents of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The University of Waterloo signed a Strategic University Partnership institutional agreement today with the objective to fostering closer partnership in education, research and entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hotspot discovery proves Waterloo astrophysicist’s black hole theory

Portrait image of Prof. Avery Broderick

The recent detection of flares circling black holes has proven a decade-old theory - co-developed by Waterloo physicist Avery Broderick - about how black holes grow and consume matter.

“It's extremely exciting to see our theoretical musing come to life and that tracking these types of flares about black holes is possible,” said Avery Broderick, an Associate Faculty member at the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute, who predicted the flares 13 years ago with collaborator Avi Loeb. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

How to help protect yourself from vaccine administration injury

Deltoid outlined on woman's arm with the word inject above.

The triangle on the deltoid muscle (outlined on woman's arm) is the ideal injection zone.

A study by School of Pharmacy professors Sherilyn Houle and Kelly Grindrod and student Ashley Bancsi reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).