News for Science and Business

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Getting Convocation down to a Science: Celebrating the 118th Convocation

118th Convocation

The Faculty of Science held it's 118th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, 847 undergraduate, 57 Master's, and 25 PhD students. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2018 Outstanding Performance Award recipients named

Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush has announced the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award

Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship.

The winners from the Faculty of Science are:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Confronting bias in STEM: Outcomes from a Equity, Diversity & Inclusion seminar

Byline: Wynona Klemt

“You are biased. And so am I,” was the message that started off the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) seminar last week. Bias in science and academia is now being recognized as a prevalent problem, influencing hiring practices, attrition rates, and collaborations.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Finding Your Professional Values: Let passion guide your career path

Chirag Sheth

Byline: Chirag Sheth (BSc ’17)

What do you want to be when you grow up? From a young age, we are asked to think about our career. Do you want to be a doctor? A lawyer? A teacher? Even as a kid, when you’re asked about your career, the answer is always some sort of job title. As we start to get older, this becomes an even tougher question. We start to try more things and find out what we like to do and what we don’t like to do, and if you’re anything like me, it can be really hard to make that choice.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

WatSolve team wins Fusion Conference case competition

Winners from the Fusion case competition holding a large blue cheque.

Three delegates represented the WatSolve Consulting Group, a pro-bono student-based consulting group within the University of Waterloo’s Science and Business Program at this year’s Fusion Case Conference. The team tied for first place, receiving a $1,500 cash prize.