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Friday, June 18, 2021

Science recognizes Special Award Winners at spring convocation

Congratulations to Max Chemtov and Victoria Grace Wilkes for being recognized with special awards this year during convocation!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Engineering Science Quest outreach program for kids wins federal funding

An outreach program at the University of Waterloo that gets kids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities has been awarded almost $325,000 in federal funding over three years.

The money will be used by Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) to support full-time staff and a free workshop program designed to reach more girls, disadvantaged youths, Indigenous youths and youths with disabilities.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Advanced technology may give new insights into dark energy

a view of space, with circles drawn for emphasis showing galaxies located on these circles

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which started its main survey of the Universe on May 17 this year will allow researchers, including astrophysicists at the University of Waterloo, to study dark energy in ways that have not been possible before.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Adding speed to COVID-testing

COVID-19 virus amongst red blood cells

A twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you, thanks to researchers at the University of Waterloo.