News archive - August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Waterloo leads interdisciplinary team investigating new forever chemicals in Canadian water systems

water treatment plant

University of Waterloo is leading an interdisciplinary team to detect, identify and treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – better known as forever chemicals – in water systems affecting more than 2.5 million Canadians.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The photon ring: a black hole ready for its close-up

Thin ring of light passing around the back of a supermassive black hole.

Scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole in a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Stormwater management ponds may not hold the solution for depleting wetlands

Aerial View of stormwater management pond

Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a new study found.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Physicists receive LITE seed grant for collaborative, inclusive group work

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has announced the latest recipients of the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants. Waterloo physicists received funding for their project on collaborative group work in introductory science courses.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Science and Business student's passion to help youth of Uganda leads him to create his own foundation

Darren in classroom with nursery children sitting on the floor.

An end of year project, sparked Science and Business 2B student Darren Harry Baine's passion to help youth in his home country of Uganda. His drive to create change and be part of the solution led him to create a non-profit foundation and an youth-focused YouTube series before joining Waterloo.