News for Undergraduate

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Waterloo Science researchers awarded $17 million in funding

Professors Linda Nazar, Tong Leung, Michel Fich, Kirsten Muller, Paul Craig, Brian Dixon, David Blowes, and Carol Ptacek

From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

When going home wasn’t an option

Divya sitting at a computer chatting with family on a video call

Every four months. That’s how often Divya, a fourth-year Science and Business student, went home to Qatar to visit her family. Yet, in March of 2020, that option became impossible. COVID-19 had hit the globe, shutting down airports and bringing international travel to a grinding halt.

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Dark Zone of Greenland: How algae fuelled by phosphorus contributes to ice sheet melting

Jenine McCutcheon sampling snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland is the world’s largest “non-continental” island, and about 80 per cent of this island is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet. In recent years, however, the melting of this ice sheet has accelerated, leading to an increased contribution to rising sea levels.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Donna Strickland amongst most powerful people in Canada

Donna Strickland

Congratulations to Professor Donna Strickland, who was listed as the 39th most powerful person in Canada, according to Maclean's Magazine's 2021 list.

In a list amongst politicians, activists, business leaders, epidemiologists and public health experts, Donna Strickland stands out as a researcher driven by curiosity.