News for Outreach

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland launches the Trust in Science and Technology Research Network at Waterloo

Donna Strickland in lab

The spread of disinformation and misinformation — often fuelled by skepticism — is on the rise. Combating this trend and understanding why some people deny, doubt or resist scientific findings and explanations is crucial to addressing the complex and existential issues impacting our societies.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Helping children see by working together

Group of people holding eye testing equipment.

Recent studies in Canada have suggested that approximately 20 per cent of children aged 3 to 6 years have visual problems, such as amblyopia or clinically significant refractive errors. To ensure children have optimal vision for learning, the School of Optometry & Vision Science is partnering with The Cowan Foundation and the Lions Club of Canada. Together, they will develop a coordinated vision plan for the Region of Waterloo Public Health to screen every child in senior kindergarten (SK).

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Waterloo Wetland Cleanup mobilizes community

Group photo of participants with pile of bagged garbage.

Yesterday, biologist Dr. Rebecca Rooney and her Waterloo Wetland Lab organized a successful wetland information session and clean-up event. The event took place at a small but highly visible urban wetland at the corner of Columbia and Fisher-Hallman roads in Waterloo, that has collected a large amount of unwelcomed litter.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Earth Sciences Museum launches virtual tours

Inside the mining tunnel office. Blue dots indicate places with more information and a cartoon tour guide holds a rock hammer

The Earth Sciences Museum is excited to announce the launch of our newest project, a virtual tour of the museum!