News archive - July 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Ontario government investing in ‘Ontario made’ innovative research in the Faculty of Science

From using microbes to breakdown contaminates in landfills to learning how to conserve our amphibian populations in the face of climate change, the Government of Ontario has awarded three Waterloo Science researchers $140,000 each to advance ‘Ontario made’ research and innovation. 

Early Researcher Awards 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah is inaugural winner of new award funded by Rexall

Rexall Pharmacy Group Community Involvement Award Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah

Growing up as an African Canadian woman in Ottawa, Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah didn’t see many people who looked like herself working in health-care roles.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Reducing the infinite for quantum communication

Twesh Upadhyaya

Researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed a method to simplify the analysis of quantum communication protocols compatible with existing telecommunications infrastructure.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Jozef Nissimov awarded $10,000 through Norma J. Lang Fellowship for Early Career Researchers

Jozef Nissimov.

Professor Jozef Nissimov was awarded the $10,000 USD Norma J. Lang Fellowship to investigate viruses associated with harmful algal blooms in Canadian lakes. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients

Seedlings growing in soil with the title Water Institute Seed Grants

Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their 2021 seed grant competition. Professor Andrea Brookfield from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is leading one of the projects, which aims to develop a framework to make decisions about groundwater extraction in agricultural settings. 

Supporting decisions about groundwater extraction for irrigation with modern economic risk assessments