News for Faculty

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.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Physicist Robert Mann named University Professor

Robert Mann

Robert Mann, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a University Professor by the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A new look at the universe and galaxy formation

Technical rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope on a background of stars

The world watched breathlessly as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on Christmas morning and travelled 1.5 million kilometers to its earth-trailing orbit. Now, we breathe a sigh of relief as the telescope has begun sending us the first images as it aligns and prepares for research, launching a new chapter in humanity’s endeavor to study the universe.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Stabilizing low blood sugar in infancy prevents long-term brain damage

Medical person pricking new born baby heel for blood samples testing

Low blood sugar in infancy is serious, but treatment can ward off long-term brain damage in infants, a new study has found.

The study from the University of Waterloo and the University of Auckland is the first research of its kind to declare stabilizing blood sugar levels in newborns with hypoglycemia prevents brain damage.