News archive - November 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rebecca Rooney discusses wetlands and Bill 23 on Beyond the Bulletin

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The latest episode of Beyond the Bulletin features Dr. Rebecca Rooney, a wetland ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology. She discusses the value of wetlands, the actions she’s taking to help protect them and Bill 23.  

Monday, November 28, 2022

$15.8 million awarded to six Waterloo research projects aimed at tackling climate change

Landscape of factories and their white cloud emissions.

The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges. Two of the projects are led by Waterloo scientists - biologist Dr. Laura Hug and earth scientist Dr. Nandita Basu.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Waterloo Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland receives top honours from Canada and France

Donna Strickland wearing medal with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean

Waterloo's Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland received top honours from Canada and France last week in Ottawa for her contributions to science. She was appointed the Companion of the Order of Canada medal and named a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

New quantum tool developed in groundbreaking experimental achievement

Artistic illustration of various light rays.

For the first time in experimental history, scientists have created a device that recreates the properties of light using neutrons. This breakthrough  provides a brand new avenue for researchers to study the development of next-generation quantum materials with applications ranging from quantum computing to identifying and solving new problems in fundamental physics.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Helping children see by working together

Group of people holding eye testing equipment.

Recent studies in Canada have suggested that approximately 20 per cent of children aged 3 to 6 years have visual problems, such as amblyopia or clinically significant refractive errors. To ensure children have optimal vision for learning, the School of Optometry & Vision Science is partnering with The Cowan Foundation and the Lions Club of Canada. Together, they will develop a coordinated vision plan for the Region of Waterloo Public Health to screen every child in senior kindergarten (SK).