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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sixth Annual World Wetlands Day Celebration at University of Waterloo

Crowd listening to a presentation by Bruce MacVicar

Friday, February 2 marked the Ecohydrology Research Group’s sixth annual World Wetlands Day (WWD) celebration at the University of Waterloo. This year’s program featured research presentations, three-minute student presentations, a student poster competition, and an evening public lecture.The symposium had over 90 registrants and was attended by researchers from various universities across southwestern Ontario as well as members of the general public. It even got a Twitter-nod from MP of Waterloo Bardish Chagger.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy students learn, network, and compete at PDW 2018

Students holding signs celebrating University of Waterloo

Earlier this month, seven students from Waterloo School of Pharmacy attended Professional Development Week (PDW) 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta alongside 580 other pharmacy students. PDW is an annual conference hosted by a different Canadian pharmacy school each year. It brings students from across the country together to network, apply practical skills, and expand knowledge of current health care topics. This year was the 30th PDW, hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New undergrad course exposes students to the quantitative side of water quality

Chris Parsons on a sampling trip in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Chris Parsons canoeing to a sampling site in Coot's Paradise near Toronto.

Should we still worry about acid rain? What is the chemical composition of a pristine river? How can we mitigate algal blooms in lakes and estuaries? What are the impacts of ocean acidification? Unfortunately, these are not simple questions to answer, according to Dr. Chris Parsons, Assistant Research Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on recreational marijuana

Noreen Jamal addressing public lecture audience

On November 23, Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomed community members to Let’s Talk Pot, a public lecture on recreational marijuana.  The federal government has promised that marijuana will be legal by July 2018. In Ontario, the government has proposed that it will be available in 150 stores managed by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Waterloo Chemistry’s flipped lab: a new model for hands-on learning

Jullie Goll.

Julie Goll admits traditional chemistry labs can fall short of preparing students to work independently in the lab.