News for Physics and Astronomy

Friday, June 21, 2019

Professor Donna Strickland awarded CAE Honorary Fellowship

Donna Strickland.

As its highest honour, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) maybestow the title of “Honorary Fellow” on any individual who has made anoutstanding contribution to the profession of engineering in Canada, another country or globally. This honour is bestowed on an individual for contributions well above what is expected for a Fellow of the Academy. The Board of the CAE has recently awarded University of Waterloo Professor Donna Strickland with Honorary Fellowship in the CAE.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Getting Convocation down to a Science: Celebrating the 118th Convocation

118th Convocation

The Faculty of Science held it's 118th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, 847 undergraduate, 57 Master's, and 25 PhD students. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2018 Outstanding Performance Award recipients named

Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush has announced the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award

Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship.

The winners from the Faculty of Science are:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Science graduate student wins prestigious award for machine learning research

Anna Golubeva writing with chalk on a black board.

Photo credit: Martin Lipman/NSERC

Congratulations to Anna Golubeva, graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who has been awarded the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctor Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. Read more about Golubeva's award on the University of Waterloo's Office of Research site.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Physics is poetry

John Caranci

Beyond a rewarding career as a physics teacher, John Caranci (BSc ’72) makes his mark through creative writing.