News for Biology

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates: study

Vaccines

Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Waterloo recognizes 2018 Co-op Student of the Year Award recipients

Stephanie Chan

Every year one co-op student from each faculty is recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, community and the further development of experiential education. The 2018 Faculty of Science Co-op Student of the Year is Stephanie Chan (Biochemistry). Astronomy and Physics student Emily Pass received the 2018 Co-op Honourable Mention.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Natalie Hutchings and Marcel Pinheiro receive the 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Vision scientist Natalie Hutchings and Biology continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for their innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Four science professors receive seed funding for bioengineering and biotech research

Science faculty received seed funding for bioengineering and biotechnology research

Today, the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) announced the recipients of their seed funding competition. A total of ten Waterloo professors were listed, including four researchers from the Faculty of Science. This is the second round of funding awarded under the program, which debuted last year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Confronting bias in STEM: Outcomes from a Equity, Diversity & Inclusion seminar

Byline: Wynona Klemt

“You are biased. And so am I,” was the message that started off the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) seminar last week. Bias in science and academia is now being recognized as a prevalent problem, influencing hiring practices, attrition rates, and collaborations.