News for Faculty

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Finding our galactic centre

A bright orange ring with three very bright spots almost equally spaced along the ring

Three years ago, history was made when the first image of a black hole inspired wonder and awe around the world as we glimpsed the shadow of light escaping from the supermassive black hole M87*. Today, history is being made again as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration releases the image of a second black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — the one at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Waterloo research collaboration recognized with $2.8 million Alliance grant from NSERC

Josh Neufeld

As we move towards a greener future, nuclear power is considered a viable energy alternative because it does not produce greenhouse gases. However, its use has created a new problem: how should we safely store radioactive waste?

Friday, April 22, 2022

Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards announced for 2022

Andrea Edginton, Anna Klinkova and Rebecca Rooney

Congratulations to Professors Andrea Edginton, Anna Klinkova and Rebecca Rooney for being awarded the 2022 Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Philippe Van Cappellen wins prestigious Canadian Geophysical Union Medal

Professor Philippe Van Cappellen from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been awarded the J.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Investigating the microbiology of proposed nuclear waste storage systems

Rachel Beaver pipetting a sample in the lab

Rachel Beaver first became interested in microbiology during her undergraduate degree at Waterloo, when taking Fundamentals of Microbiology, taught by Professor Josh Neufeld. She was inspired to continue along this path, completing three co-op terms, her undergraduate thesis, and master’s degree in the Neufeld lab.