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Friday, September 28, 2018

Two first-year Science students receive HeForShe scholarships

Group photo of all six HeForShe scholarship recipients.

Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

50 years ago we started something special

50 years of Chem13 News magazine covers.

Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Physicist Ray Laflamme named new research chair in quantum error correction

Ray Laflamme headshot

The University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis, has launched a new $8-million research chair to further solidify Waterloo’s leadership in quantum information research. Raymond Laflamme  becomes the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New campus pianos aim to open hearts and minds

Max Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

Music is in the air at Waterloo thanks to two new outdoor pianos in front of the Dana Porter Library and the Peter Russell Rock Garden. The pianos appeared thanks to the efforts of Max Salman, a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopy

An artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.