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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Biology Professors lead Fairy Lake ecology project targeting invasive species

Rebecca Rooney and Heidi Swanson

Two faculty members and leading experts in wetlands ecology will study ways to control invasive species and restore the health of Southampton’s beloved Fairy Lake under a new research project launched by the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Donna Strickland amongst most powerful people in Canada

Donna Strickland

Congratulations to Professor Donna Strickland, who was listed as the 39th most powerful person in Canada, according to Maclean's Magazine's 2021 list.

In a list amongst politicians, activists, business leaders, epidemiologists and public health experts, Donna Strickland stands out as a researcher driven by curiosity. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Pfizer and Moderna vaccine FAQs

Vials of the COVID-19 vaccine lined up in a row

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being administered across Canada to priority groups.

We spoke to pharmacist and drug expert Professor Kelly Grindrod to answer some commonly asked questions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Blockchain systems offer solution to healthcare record management

The implementation of a blockchain-based system may resolve many of the challenges facing current electronic medical records for British Columbia patients. 

By integrating a blockchain encryption method that works with the current electronic medical record options already being used, patient information could be securely and efficiently passed between healthcare providers, without the need for paper records or faxes, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Green Growth: Priceless environmental services of wetlands are key to a green, economic future

Wetland landscape, including trees growing from shallow water, and green plants along the edge of the wetland

A scrappy swamp dotted with reeds, mosses, insects and frogs might not look like anything of value, but to Professor Rebecca Rooney, these ecosystems are priceless.