Yesterday afternoon, 17 graduate students presented their research in just three minutes, using one static slide in the Science Faculty 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. While this task may sound daunting, the competitors were well suited for the task, delivering interesting and captivating research presentations on a variety of topics, from microbes to black holes, and everything in between!
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change.
Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.
As part of our initiatives to promote positive mental health across the Faculty of Science, we have collected some resources, so that if you need resources know where to turn.
Antarctica is a cold, mostly barren continent, defined by its isolation and snow. It is also a place that has been set aside for peace and science. The challenges of this desolate and harsh environment provide the necessary surroundings to foster teamwork and collaboration for those living and researching there.
On December 28, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list included Donna Strickland, Anne Dagg, Paul Born and Stuart McGill, who are all affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Both Donna Strickland and Anne Dagg have connections with the Faculty of Science as well! They were appointed for outstanding contributions in their field and for enriching the lives of others.
Each year since 2005, a group of students from the University of Waterloo has been embracing the challenging, but rewarding world of synthetic biology, problem solving and researching for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition. This competition brings together teams from countries around the world to showcase projects, and learn from each other at an annual conference.