News for Faculty

Friday, June 11, 2021

eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science

Kim Cuddington and Leanne Racicot.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro complexe structure.

Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

New research enables non-line-of-sight quantum communication, imaging

Faculty of Science researchers have successfully transferred quantum coherence through photons scattered in free-space for the first time, enabling new research opportunities and applications in fields ranging from quantum communication to imaging and beyond.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Newly published article projects increase in peatland carbon emissions during non-growing season due to climate warming

Landscape of Mer Bleue Bog at sunset.

In an impactful article just released in Nature’s Communications Earth & Environment journal, Ecohydrology Research Group members Professors Fereidoun Rezanezhad and 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Modelling the mysteries of the universe, closer to home

Map of the world with COVID-19 virus particles overlayed

At first glance, astrophysics may not seem to have much in common with tracking and predicting the spread of a global virus. But to Professor Niayesh Afshordi, the link was clear – even early last year as our collective reaction to COVID-19 played out in real time.