News for Current students

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Finding our galactic centre

A bright orange ring with three very bright spots almost equally spaced along the ring

Three years ago, history was made when the first image of a black hole inspired wonder and awe around the world as we glimpsed the shadow of light escaping from the supermassive black hole M87*. Today, history is being made again as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration releases the image of a second black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — the one at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2022 Co-op Student of the Year Award goes to Pharmacy Student Camille Huo

Faculty of Science Co-op Student of the  Year Award Winner Camille Huo

Camille was recognized for her outstanding work term contributions and supporting the vaccination campaign

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Two science students recognized for exceptional teaching

Urja Nandivada and Justin Shmordok

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science.

Urja Nandivada, Physics and Astronomy

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Investigating the microbiology of proposed nuclear waste storage systems

Rachel Beaver pipetting a sample in the lab

Rachel Beaver first became interested in microbiology during her undergraduate degree at Waterloo, when taking Fundamentals of Microbiology, taught by Professor Josh Neufeld. She was inspired to continue along this path, completing three co-op terms, her undergraduate thesis, and master’s degree in the Neufeld lab.