News for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Two Science graduate students awarded 2021 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science.

Melanie Mungalsingh, School of Optometry and Vision Science

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The world’s oldest crater from a meteorite isn’t an impact crater after all

A snow covered mountain in Greenland

Several years after scientists discovered what was considered the oldest crater a meteorite made on the planet, another team found it’s actually the result of normal geological processes. 

During fieldwork at the Archean Maniitsoq structure in Greenland, an international team of scientists led by the University of Waterloo’s Chris Yakymchuk found the features of this region are inconsistent with an impact crater. In 2012, a different team identified it as the remnant of a three-billion-year-old meteorite crater.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Clothing for a cause

Therese Hayes BSc ’89

Therese Hayes (BSc ’89)
Chief Sustainability and  Business Development Officer
The House of LR&C, PBC

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Waterloo Science researchers awarded $17 million in funding

Professors Linda Nazar, Tong Leung, Michel Fich, Kirsten Muller, Paul Craig, Brian Dixon, David Blowes, and Carol Ptacek

From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Waterloo Scientist featured on CBC Quirks and Quarks radio show

Jenine McCutcheon

Last Friday, Professor Jenine McCutcheon from Earth and Environmental Sciences was featured on