News archive - October 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Science Faculty in its Element at Annual Science Open House

Child standing and looking at a mosaic of Dmitri Mendeleev.

This past Saturday, the University of Waterloo science buildings were filled with laughter, smiles, and exclamations of discovery, as families from the Kitchener-Waterloo community gathered for a day of curiosity-driven exploration and experimentation. The annual Science Open House and Gem and Mineral Show drew large crowds to UWaterloo.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Anne Innis Dagg to receive honorary Doctor of Science

Anne Dagg

University of Waterloo alumnus Anne Innis Dagg (PhD ’67) will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo at the Fall 2019 Convocation.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into carbon source

Arctic Permafrost

Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Global Experience Course Pairs Science and Entrepreneurship in Israeli Setting

SCI 230 class in Israel

Walking the streets of Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, and visiting the Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem are not the typical types of experiences that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate business class. Yet these are some of the highlights of the new SCI 230 class offered through the Faculty of Science.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Let’s get Astrophysical

Meteorite in atmosphere

New Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics looks to the cosmos to solve the greatest mysteries of the Universe

By Sam Toman

University Relations

Astrophysicists can mostly agree that something called dark energy is expanding our Universe at an accelerating rate. That discovery was groundbreaking, but that’s only half the puzzle. Two of the top astrophysicists in the game, Waterloo researchers Will Percival and Mike Hudson, have been chipping away at the question of just how fast it’s accelerating for much of their careers.