News for Future students

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mental Health Resources

Bell Let's Talk logo

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.

As part of our initiatives to promote positive mental health across the Faculty of Science, we have collected some resources, so that if you need resources know where to turn.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gravitational wave echoes may confirm Stephen Hawking’s hypothesis of quantum black holes

Artist rendition of gravitational waves

Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.

Research from the University of Waterloo reports the first tentative detection of these echoes, caused by a microscopic quantum “fuzz” that surrounds newly formed black holes.

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, caused by the collision of massive, compact objects in space, such as black holes or neutron stars.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Faculty of Science Launches Innovation Hub

Science Innovation Hub logo.

An exciting and innovative transition has been taking place in the Faculty of Science, and we are now pleased to announce the opening of the Science Innovation Hub!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Waterloo Science community members receive Order of Canada

On December 28, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list included Donna Strickland, Anne Dagg, Paul Born and Stuart McGill, who are all affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Both Donna Strickland and Anne Dagg have connections with the Faculty of Science as well! They were appointed for outstanding contributions in their field and for enriching the lives of others.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Waterloo researcher awarded 2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize

Niayesh Afshordi

The Buchalter Cosmology Prize recognizes “ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work in cosmology that has the potential to produce a breakthrough advance in our understanding.”