News archive - September 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Taking Big Steps: A Planet-Friendly Move to the University of Waterloo

Andre's Trailer

By Katrina Steckle

This September, Honours Science student Andre Wiederkehr moved into the Conrad Grebel University College residence at the University of Waterloo in a unique way—he biked. The second year student and his brother Theo biked the 90 kilometres from their home in near Mildmay, Ontario to Grebel in Waterloo, a trip that took them nearly eight hours. As for how he transported everything that he would need to live at Grebel, Andre gave a simple explanation: “I towed my belongings in a homemade bike trailer.”

Thursday, September 12, 2019

New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo uncovered the problem while examining a discrepancy between scientific data and anecdotal evidence in southern India.

Reports on thousands of wells and satellite images taken between 1996 and 2016 suggested groundwater levels were rising, good news in an area where it is vitally important for agriculture.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members

Eight University of Waterloo researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Research grant supports reduction in aquaculture antibiotics

Aquaculture - or fish farming - is an increasingly important food production source. One that is anticipated to help fill the supply-demand gap as the world’s population grows, particularly in third-world countries.