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Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers and Indigenous community work together to determine fish safety for consumption

View of lake from tip of canoe.

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Contribution to environmental toxicology earns biologist Mark Servos SETAC Fellowship

Mark Servos and male student in river with fishing nets

Canada Research Chair Mark Servos has been appointed a 2018 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), in recognition of his research contributions as well as his SETAC leadership and service. In addition to being named a fellow, Servos will become an advisor to the SETAC World Council.

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Revealing hidden patterns in ecology

Coral reef on the ocean floor.

In an era of invasive species, climate change, and rapid habitat loss, ecological systems may never experience a “stable equilibrium”, according to Kim Cuddington, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Biology Prof. Kirsten Müller appointed new Assistant Vice-President, GSPA

Portrait image of Prof. Kirsten Müller

On November 1, 2018, Professor Kirsten Müller will begin her role as the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. She will join Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and Daniela O’Neill, also Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.