News for Alumni

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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Breaking the Bias and shattering the stigma for individuals living with HIV

Nasra Smith

International Women’s Day is a time for celebrating the social, cultural and economic inroads women have made towards gender equality. This year’s theme, Break the Bias, has resonated with many women who have navigated long-standing barriers, glass ceilings and oppressive stigmas that continue to exist both at the workplace and in the greater community.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Multidisciplinary team receives federal contribution to build multimedia tools to boost vaccine confidence

8 researchers and public health staff smiling

The team includes members from organizations across Canada and several University of Waterloo departments. Left to right: Moses Tetui, Kelly Grindrod, and Nancy Waite from the School of Pharmacy.

Decisions about COVID-19 vaccinations often come down to trust.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Home is where the heart is

Michael McCracken and Meghan Boston-McCracken under the link

Sometimes Cupid’s arrow takes a few twists and turns before finding its mark in joining two people destined to be together. The path to finding true love can be short or long, and in some cases requires a journey across the world before two souls find one another. However, for two Waterloo Science alumni, their paths ran parallel for most of their lives before finally crossing one fateful day during Orientation Week at Waterloo.

Monday, January 31, 2022

A tribute to Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Past and present members of the Faculty of Science community are saddened by the news that William David Taylor passed away on January 24, 2022.