News archive - 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Researchers test new approach to quantum-secured communication in space

A graphical depiction of quantum

Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom will test a new approach for secure communication using satellite-based quantum technology.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Q and A with the experts: What to know about your first vaccination

Person receiving a vaccine.

How likely are people to suffer serious side effects having been vaccinated?

Complications associated with the COVID-19 vaccines have left members of the public concerned.  How likely are people to suffer serious side effects having been vaccinated? Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and professor, provides answers to this and other questions.

Is it okay that I got AstraZeneca as my first dose?

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Lisa Christian and Brenda Lee receive the 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Lisa Christian, associate clinical professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Brenda Lee, lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Awards in recognition of their innovative and engaging teaching methods. 

With the transition this year to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been important to develop new strategies to teach courses in an online environment. Dr. Christian and Professor Lee have both showed a willingness to not only adapt but find new and innovative ways of using technology to connect with their students virtually. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Adding speed to COVID-testing

COVID-19 virus amongst red blood cells

A twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you, thanks to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Preparing the next generation of Green Collar Professionals

Headshot of Andrew Cahill standing in front of a brick wall

Alumni Profile: Andrew Cahill, BSc ’14