News archive - 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Prof. Scott Taylor wins the Bernard Belleau Award for contributions to medicinal chemistry

Dr. Scott Taylor

Dr. Scott Taylor has been awarded the Bernard Belleau Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada for his numerous and important contributions to medicinal chemistry. Taylor is a world leader in the study of an important class of antibacterial drugs known as the calcium-dependent lipopeptide antibiotics (CDAs).

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Researchers bring theory to reality with a new experiment

Four people standing beside a white tank

Energy is present everywhere in the universe, from the tiniest particles to the vastness of space. According to quantum mechanics, vacuum states like outer space are not actually empty, because when observed at microscopic scales, there are spontaneous energy fluctuations. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced

Velocity $5K semi-finals with 4 pictures of students from previous competitions

Two science-led companies will take the stage this week and pitch at Velocity’s $5K Winter 2023 semi-finals for their chance to advance to the finals later this month.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Co-op Students of the Year make a difference in changing workforce

Six students holding certificates.

The University of Waterloo’s Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) announced the winners of the annual award for co-op students today in a hybrid in-person and virtual ceremony. Welcoming Ukrainian refugees, supporting out-of-this-world discoveries and shaping Canada's future in space are just a few of the many achievements of the 2022 Co-op Students of the Year.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Distance between water molecules key for future quantum devices

Grayscale of water molecules.

Water has many unique properties. An interdisciplinary team of Waterloo scientists has discovered a one-dimensional chain of water molecules could produce a quantum phase transition. This breakthrough is a key development for future water-based quantum devices.