News for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Monday, July 13, 2020

Chris Yakymchuk wins the 2020 Mineralogical Association of Canada Young Scientist Award

Headshot of Chris Yakymchuk

Chris Yakymchuk, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has won the 2020 Young Scientist Award for his holistic approach to geology that spans the micro- to macro- to tectonic-scales. He's the first University of Waterloo researcher to win the award.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dave Rudolph wins the 2020 Robert N. Farvolden Award

Dave Rudolph headshot

Dave Rudolph, Chair and a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Robert N. Farvolden Award for his research in groundwater management and innovative methods to monitor water resources in the face of changing land use and climate.

This award is given by the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and Canadian Geotechnical Society to honour an individual's outstanding contributions to the disciplines of earth science and engineering that emphasize the role or importance of groundwater.

Friday, June 26, 2020

NSERC invests more than $1.49 million into Waterloo Science research

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As the Government of Canada focuses on responding to the challenges of COVID-19, it also recognizes the invaluable contributions of Canadian researchers in the natural sciences and engineering. That is why the Government continues to support the discovery research being done at Canadian universities to help build the foundation for innovation and economic growth. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Science hosts virtual Town Hall and announces Science Anti-Racism Taskforce

The Faculty of Science hosted its virtual Anti-Racism Town Hall yesterday to listen to the Waterloo Science community about their experiences, ideas and suggestions for future change. The Town Hall was the first of many steps that Science will be taking to address issues and problems related to racism.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Virtual Convocation celebrates the Faculty of Science Class of 2020 graduates

Convocation June 18 Faculty of Science with image of Waterloo ceremonial mace

Today, the Faculty of Science celebrated its first virtual convocation. More than 980 graduands will receive recognition for their undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The Faculty of Science will welcome 875 undergraduate students, 65 Master's and 41 PhD candidates into the Science alumni family.