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Friday, December 21, 2018

Optometry staffer Marilyn Thom fights Sjögren syndrome, one fundraiser at a time

Marilyn stands beside a Sjogren's Syndrome Walk-a-thon sign.

Several years ago, Marilyn Thom started running for her health. Now she runs for a group of people who can’t. A longtime employee of the School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS), Thom is also a dedicated volunteer with the Sjögren’s Society of Canada. She recently ran a 7K race to raise funds for the organization. But that’s only one of the ways she’s helping to fight a condition that too often goes unrecognized and untreated.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Two Science alumni make 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

30 under 30 logo

From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations. 


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Celebrating the Celebration 2017 Legacy Project

Areial view of the new legacy project in the arts quad

The Celebration 2017 Legacy Project has been implemented in the arts quad, bringing the design initiative to a close.

Celebration 2017 was a student competition to design the space as a legacy to the University’s 60th anniversary year. On Saturday, November 3 the completed winning concept was celebrated in the Arts Quad and enjoyed by the campus community.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Science alumnus creates graduate fellowship to accelerate health and wellness breakthroughs

Bill Rickert standing with arms crossed in a chemistry lab.

Alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Rickert (PhD ’68) is giving generously to the University of Waterloo to honour two professors who changed the course of his career, and to empower the next generation of scientists in biomedicine, biotechnology, and nanomedicine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland.

Photo credit: Peter Lee/Waterloo Region Record

Donna Strickland wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. She is the first woman to win the physics prize since 1963.