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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Soils Get Colder – Will this Affect Plant Growth and Water Quality?

Photo taken by Tatjana Milojevic in October 2018 near Banff, Alberta.

Authored by: Water Institute member, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo and Principal Investigator in the Global Water Futures project, Winter Soil Processes in Transition.

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.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Researchers discover when and where oxygen began its rise

Mt. McRae Shale sedimentary rocks from Australia

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Researchers studying the history of O2 on Earth, however, know that it was relatively scarce for much of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year existence.   

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New campus pianos aim to open hearts and minds

Max Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

Music is in the air at Waterloo thanks to two new outdoor pianos in front of the Dana Porter Library and the Peter Russell Rock Garden. The pianos appeared thanks to the efforts of Max Salman, a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science.