News archive - February 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Chemist Tadeusz Górecki receives a 2019 Marie Curie Global Fellowship

Tadeusz Górecki

Chemistry Professor Tadeusz Górecki will be going on sabbatical next year thanks to funding from a 2019 Marie Curie Global Fellowship.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Confronting bias in STEM: Outcomes from a Equity, Diversity & Inclusion seminar

Byline: Wynona Klemt

“You are biased. And so am I,” was the message that started off the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) seminar last week. Bias in science and academia is now being recognized as a prevalent problem, influencing hiring practices, attrition rates, and collaborations.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The School of Pharmacy supports local initiatives for homeless and hungry

Pharmacy students holding signs to guide visitors to hot meals they prepared.

Last week, students, staff, and faculty from the School of Pharmacy supported local service organization Ray of Hope in delivering two events - preparing a hot lasagna meal and providing a rest stop for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Researchers discover when and where oxygen began its rise

Mt. McRae Shale sedimentary rocks from Australia

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Researchers studying the history of O2 on Earth, however, know that it was relatively scarce for much of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year existence.   

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Physicist Christine Muschik honoured with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Christine Muschik

Waterloo Assistant Professor Christine Muschik, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), was selected as a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics.