News for Parents

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.

Monday, January 31, 2022

A tribute to Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Past and present members of the Faculty of Science community are saddened by the news that William David Taylor passed away on January 24, 2022.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Commending Professor Mark Servos’ efforts to track the spread of COVID-19

Mark Servos and a grad student on a boat

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Professor Mark Servos has been working tirelessly to contribute towards our understanding of COVID-19, leading wastewater testing efforts locally and across Canada. His research has recently been highlighted in the media as wastewater surveillance becomes a significant tool in our community’s efforts to track the spread of COVID-19, and his efforts are being recognized with a Minister of Colleges and Universities' Awards of Excellence.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Biology opens new aquatic threats research facility to study the impact of climate change on fish stress

Fish in a tank at the new WATER facility

Fish have a lot to stress about right now. This could mean serious problems for the future of aquaculture and the fish on your plate.

The new Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research (WATER) facility at the University of Waterloo aims to simulate and research aquatic stressors and threats so that we are better prepared to prevent current and future problems.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

In memory of Firas Mansour

Firas Mansour

Firas Kamal Mansour, 50, passed away on December 29, 2021. An exceptional teacher and colleague, Firas dedicated his professional life to physics education and to the well-being of his students. With a larger than life personality replete with wit and charm, Firas had a passion for physics and physics education.