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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic wastewater

Domestic well water monitored with a portable water quality meter prior to sampling for chemical analyses. Photo: John Spoelstra

Waterloo researchers have found that more than 30 per cent of rural groundwater samples collected in the Nottawasaga River Watershed, including those from domestic wells, show evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science welcomes newest class of alumni at 115th Convocation Ceremony

Table of cupcakes in shape of flask for Science and person with barbell for AHS.

Last week, the Faculty of Science welcomed its newest class of alumni at the 115th Convocation ceremony, which included 314 undergraduate, 62 master's, 22 doctoral, 1 Doctor of Optometry and 128 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Velocity Science companies SannTek and PolyGone win Fall 2017 Problem Pitch Competition

On Tuesday, Velocity Science companies PolyGone and Sanntek swept the competition at the Fall 2017 Problem Pitch Competition.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly

Soil runoff from a local field.

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

David Blowes named as Fellow of the Royal Society

The Royal Society of Canada named Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor David Blowes last Wednesday as one of 89 new Fellows from across Canada, including two other professors from Waterloo.