News for Current students

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Inoculating against misinformation

Ridhi Patel sits next to laptop with covid trivia game on the screen.

COVID-19 overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world and left a devastating death toll in its path. The pandemic struck fear and panic in everyone. Knowing very little about the new virus and with no cure, COVID-19 encouraged the rapid spread of misinformation. Undergraduate Science student, Ridhi Patel, developed a game to fight COVID-19 misinformation.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Three Waterloo Science Graduate Students win prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Science Vanier Winners 2020

Last week, this year's Vanier Scholarship award winners were announced. Among the prestigious group were Finnian Gray, Christian Ieritano, and Spencer Weinstein, three Faculty of Science graduate students.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Graduate ready: Co-op helps biochemistry graduate find her career and purpose

Headshot of Lydia Vermeer by a river

Five years ago, Lydia Vermeer was graduating high school and decided to go to the University of Waterloo because of its co-op program – little did she know that co-op would influence her studies, personal growth and help her find a career she was passionate about.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Waterloo celebrates graduating PhD students

Abir Khaled selfie

The Faculty of Science will welcome 41 new graduates from Science PhD programs this week, including chemistry PhD student Abir Khaled, who developed the methodology to quantify hundreds of pharmaceutical drug residues in meat samples and foodstuffs.

Friday, June 12, 2020

In pursuit of a vaccine: The global race to produce a vaccine that will protect us from COVID-19

Stock image of coronovirus

While we continue to see the number of positive and recovered cases change across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to everyone’s health and well-being. There’s a global race to produce a vaccine that will be effective in protecting us from the virus and perhaps be our best hope for ending the pandemic.