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Friday, October 27, 2017

Biology grad students carve out time for some Halloween fun

Biology graduate students with their final pumpkin creations.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) held their first annual pumpkin carving contest yesterday in which graduate students were tasked with designing and carving a Halloween pumpkin in less than an hour.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy student becomes Minister of National Defense for International Day of the Girl

Girls Belong Here participants in discussion while sitting at a table.

Doctor of Pharmacy student Munaza Saleem had been selected from an applicant pool of young women across Canada to step into the role of Minister of National Defense for a day. Saleem is part of the Canadian #GirlsBelongHere initiative and one of 17 youth who are paired with government leaders, CEOs, and executives to illustrate every girl’s right to belong in influential roles.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Taking optometric support to the underserved community at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto

Optometry Doctoral student provides an eye exam

The ability to see well is important to the social, intellectual, and emotional development of children. The University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic (School of Optometry and Vision Science) partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) to provide vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations for children and youth.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Optometry professor has safe eclipse viewing advice

Ralph Chou

On Monday, August 21st, the U.S. will see its first full solar eclipse spanning from coast to coast in 99 years, and the Optometric community has been actively working to raise awareness about the potential retinal damage that can happen without using safe techniques to view and photograph the eclipse.