News archive - July 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

Artificial Intelligence for fun: A mathematical physics student uses his AI skills to make people laugh

Parshant Utam using the Wombo app on his phone

A serious passion for physics was what drew Parshant Utam to study Mathematical Physics at the University of Waterloo. Little did he realize that the University’s entrepreneurial atmosphere would lead him to become a co-founder of viral smartphone app that is pure fun.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Shayan Majidy wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Shayan Majidy in front of a classroom of students teaching

Shayan Majidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned the prestigious Vanier Scholarship award for his research achievements and his work in quantum computing education.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Earth and Environmental Sciences instructor featured on the cover of CIM Magazine

Jen Parks on the cover of CIM magazine.

This past week, Jen Parks, Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, appeared on the cover of the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Magazine’s June/July ed

Friday, July 9, 2021

Biology graduate students chosen for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Side by side photos of Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault

Congratulations to Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault who have been chosen as recipients of the 2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research!

Funded by the Weston Family Foundation (formerly The W. Garfield Weston Foundation), these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship.