News archive - June 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Low-income Canadians are nearly four times more likely to die from opioids than the rich

Stock photo of colour pills scattered in front of a pill container

A new study reveals a connection between poverty and opioid-related hospitalization, emergency department visits and deaths in Canada. From 2000 to 2017, Canada's poorest residents were 3.8 times more likely to die of opioid-related causes than Canada's richest residents. 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Current hepatitis B prevention and treatment strategies are inadequate to meet Ontario's targets

Blue gloved hand holding a vial labelled HBV

A new University of Waterloo study shows that current Hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and treatment strategies in Ontario will leave the province well short of its goal to reduce preventable infections that afflict 1,000 Ontarians annually.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Grand day of STEM activities for Indigenous high school students

Professor and students standing with electrofishing gear in the river

Last week, grade nine students from Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) and the STEAM Academy program donned their waders to join Waterloo's Prof. Mark Servos and McMaster researchers Charles de Lannoy and Karen Kidd to conduct experiments in the Grand River. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Funding the future of 2D materials

An international training program between scientists and engineers from the University of Waterloo and partners in Germany got $1.65-million in federal funding from NSERC. The nine-year initiative will train dozens of graduate students and help bring promising new two-dimensional materials out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Remembering Colin Mayfield – a microbiologist pioneer

Colin Mayfield sitting in a patio chair.

Past and present members of the Department of Biology are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Colin Ivor Mayfield. He was with the University of Waterloo for more than three decades. Mayfield was one of Biology's pioneering faculty who helped establish microbiology as a strength of the University of Waterloo.