News archive - January 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Science alumn wins 2018 Polanyi Prize in Chemistry

Aron Broom headshot

Ontario is recognizing five leading researchers for their contributions to the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics and economic science and Waterloo Chemistry alumnus Aron Broom (BSc. '07, MSc. '10, Ph.D. '16) was one of the recipients.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers and Indigenous community work together to determine fish safety for consumption

View of lake from tip of canoe.

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Quantum chemists demonstrate extremely large magnetoresistance in a new quantum material

Waterloo chemistry professor Adam Wei Tsen and postdoctoral fellow Hyun Ho Kim, in collaboration with the Renmin University of China, demonstrated an electronic device with an extremely large response to a magnetic field by using a combination of two-dimensional quantum materials. The size of this effect was unexpected, and may provide avenues for further development of quantum technologies.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Waterloo pharmacist develops pan-Canadian framework to help Canadians quit smoking

Person breaking a cigarette with two medical people discussing a folder in the background.

Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by Prof. Nardine Nakhla in Waterloo's School of Pharmacy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Waterloo announces the launch of free interactive online chemistry content

Blue molecules on blue background (stock image)

Carey Bissonnette and Laura Ingram from Waterloo’s Department of Chemistry have been awarded a 2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience grant to expand their online secondary school resource program.