News for Research

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Jozef Nissimov awarded $10,000 through Norma J. Lang Fellowship for Early Career Researchers

Jozef Nissimov.

Professor Jozef Nissimov was awarded the $10,000 USD Norma J. Lang Fellowship to investigate viruses associated with harmful algal blooms in Canadian lakes. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients

Seedlings growing in soil with the title Water Institute Seed Grants

Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their 2021 seed grant competition. Professor Andrea Brookfield from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is leading one of the projects, which aims to develop a framework to make decisions about groundwater extraction in agricultural settings. 

Supporting decisions about groundwater extraction for irrigation with modern economic risk assessments  

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Shayan Majidy wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Shayan Majidy in front of a classroom of students teaching

Shayan Majidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned the prestigious Vanier Scholarship award for his research achievements and his work in quantum computing education.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Biology graduate students chosen for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Side by side photos of Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault

Congratulations to Laura Neary and Hannah Thibault who have been chosen as recipients of the 2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research!

Funded by the Weston Family Foundation (formerly The W. Garfield Weston Foundation), these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Biology researchers to study rapid COVID-19 testing on Waterloo campus

Trevor Charles (Left) and Jozef Nissimov (Right)

As campus is beginning to open more widely, identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 cases becomes more important to help minimize the spread of the virus on campus. Faculty of Science researchers are looking to track the effectiveness of a non-invasive, saliva-based rapid test, while simultaneously testing asymptomatic individuals on campus.