News archive - February 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Remembering Dr. Paul Karrow, the first Earth and Environmental Sciences Department Chair

Headshot of Dr. Paul Karrow

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul Karrow. He was a founding member and the first Chair of the Department. Karrow passed away on February 5, 2023 at the age of 93.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Inspiring our youth, advancing society

The Young Eye filming an interview

Darren Harry Baine is a University of Waterloo undergrad and entrepreneur passionate about inspiring youth to think beyond themselves and create initiatives that advance society.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Science alumnus Moazam Khan named Director of Velocity Health

Velocity garage

Recognizing the need for transformative solutions in an evolving healthcare landscape, Velocity is building a globally competitive platform for startups to commercialize health technology. The expansion provides world-class support to even more health startups in Canada and will be led by Science alumnus Moazam Khan.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

New research links serious hypoglycaemic events in type-2 diabetes patients with dementia

An insulin pen with disposable needles.

Waterloo School of Pharmacy researchers have found that in patients with type-2 diabetes experiencing severe hypoglycaemic events, where blood glucose levels fall below normal to potentially dangerous levels leading to either a hospitalization or physician visit, is consistently linked with the development of dementia.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Q and A with the experts: Bird flu spillover to mammals a cause for concern

Flock of ducks

The World Health Organization recently stated that the spillover to mammals of H5N1 influenza—commonly known as bird flu—should be monitored closely, and we need to be prepared to face infection in humans. Dr. Christine Dupont, a continuing lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, is an expert on infectious disease in animals.