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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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Canada Research Chair positions renewed for three Waterloo Science faculty

Mark Servos.

Three University of Waterloo researchers in the Faculty of Science have been reappointed as Canadian Research Chairs (CRC). Kevin Resch, Mark Servos and Roger Melko were recognized for their continued achievement with research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five to seven years.

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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

IQC faculty member named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a researcher in the Insitute for Quantum Computing, has been named as an Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterloo Science student wins co-op triple crown

Emily Pass looks into a telescope.

A third-year Science undergraduate student has won the National Co-op of the Year Award for developing a data analysis program that rapidly detects objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond Neptune.