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Friday, June 21, 2019

Professor Donna Strickland awarded CAE Honorary Fellowship

Donna Strickland.

As its highest honour, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) maybestow the title of “Honorary Fellow” on any individual who has made anoutstanding contribution to the profession of engineering in Canada, another country or globally. This honour is bestowed on an individual for contributions well above what is expected for a Fellow of the Academy. The Board of the CAE has recently awarded University of Waterloo Professor Donna Strickland with Honorary Fellowship in the CAE.

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.

Monday, April 16, 2018

University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmission

Emmanuel Ho

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.

The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Jonathan Baugh and Francois Sfigakis

New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

Satellite image of the northern Gulf of Mexico in April 2009. Image credit: NASA.

Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to findings by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The results, published today in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.