News archive - August 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Adapting activities for online environments

Prof. Wasem Alsabbagh working on a desktop in a home office.

Six professors at the School of Pharmacy recently received funding through the Dean’s Undergraduate Teaching Initiative (DUTI) to introduce educational innovations in their courses. Though the transition to online learning necessitated by COVID-19 disrupted some of these plans, instructors at the School have quickly adapted their activities to an online environment.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Wellness check-in and molecular app receive LITE seed grant funding

Cell phone with image of 3D chemical models projected above the 2D paper representation.

The University of Waterloo’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grants fund projects investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. A student wellness check-in activity and a molecular augmented reality app are two projects led by Waterloo scientists that received funding.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Graduate students launch Water Researchers of Colour database

A new initiative launched by two graduate students seeks to raise awareness and celebrate people of colour in water-related disciplines.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Physicist Christine Muschik recognized for work in Quantum Information

Christine Muschik stands in the forefront with a group of students sitting at a table blurred in the background.

Thirteen early-career researchers with exceptional leadership potential will join four CIFAR research programs. Christine Muschik, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), has been selected as a 2020-2022 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New research shows certain clouds remove air pollution from the surface of the Earth

Image of white fluffy cloud in the blue sky.

Using data from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) SCISAT satellite, atmospheric scientists from the University of Waterloo have confirmed that certain clouds draw pollution away from the surface of Earth.