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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Waterloo graduate student earns Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

Feridun Hamdullahpur and German Gomez-Rios

The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that one of its former Department of Chemistry students, German Augusto Gómez-Rios, will receive one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards at Spring convocation: the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

116th convocation ceremonies welcome more than 1000 new Science alumni

Science's 116th convocation stage.

The Faculty of Science held its 116th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, two highly distinguished honorees and 1007 graduating students. Among them, 786 Bachelor degrees, 66 Master degrees and 40 Doctoral degrees, 87 Doctor of Optometry and 28 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Jake Fisher.

Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

Pavle Radovanovic.

University of Waterloo chemists have discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class of materials at the heart of all computing devices today.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.