News for Undergraduate

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

New role enhances Indigenous presence in Science

Black and white portrait of Savanah Sloat

Today, Savannah Sloat steps into the role of Manager, Indigenous Science Initiatives. The new position will identify systemic and systematic changes that move beyond Truth and the Reconciliation Calls to Action and develop a Faculty of Science-specific response and long-term vision for Science. 

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

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, November 24, 2021

An app for visualizing chemistry

A phone showing an amino acid in artificial reality when pointed at an image of an atom

In the field of chemistry, one challenge that students commonly encounter is difficulty visualizing molecules, their arrangements and relationship between atoms in space. While there are some tools already being used to address this difficulty, they each have some disadvantages as well. Molecular model kits are bulky, expensive, require students to spend valuable time building each molecule, and are also limited by the number of pieces in the set.