News for In the Media

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Black hole breakthrough: New images show magnetic fields around M87*

M87* image, showing lines of bright light spiralling around the black hole

The black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy is like a giant fire-breathing dragon that spews enormous jets of energetic particles at near light speeds across some 5,000 light years of space.

A new view of this black hole in polarized light, released today by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, will help astrophysicists understand just how those jets are launched by this monstrous black hole.

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

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.