News archive - September 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Science students part of winning youth challenge team

A student project to reduce plastic waste was recently chosen as the Canadian winner of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Youth Innovation Challenge.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Philippe Van Cappellen Named 2021 American Geophysical Union Fellow

Philippe Van Cappellen

Professor Philippe Van Cappellen from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been elected as an Ameri

Monday, September 27, 2021

Aviation research takes off virtually on campus

Dean Bob Lemieux in the flight simulator

The University of Waterloo has recently undertaken a significant step forward in promoting aviation research on campus, through the purchase of a new flight simulator.

The new flight simulator will allow researchers to have priority access to a simulator, which although common technology within flight school settings — including the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre — they usually prioritize student flight training instead of research efforts.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Inaugural Excellence in Science Research Awards announced

Professors Avery Broderick, Barb Katzenback, and Ben Thompson

Congratulations to Professors Avery Broderick, Barb Katzenback, and Ben Thompson for being selected as the first recipients for the new Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Award!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Groundbreaking technique yields important new details on possible ‘fifth force’

Professor Dmitry Pushin standing in an industrial looking lab space

A group of researchers have used a groundbreaking new technique to reveal previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.