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Recent mathematics alumnus recognized for his outstanding research

Jimmy He - Portrait

Every year, the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is presented to an exceptional student enrolled in their final year of any program within the faculty of Mathematics. In order to qualify for the award, the student needs to conduct significant research within their field and be nominated by their supervisor.

Waterloo graduate student wins prestigious W.G. Weston award for Northern Research

Casey Remmer in front of a helicopter

As a Biology graduate student, Casey Remmer has an inherent passion for understanding and preserving our environment. That passion, coupled with a commitment to wetland preservation and outstanding scholarship, made her the perfect candidate for a W.G. Garfield Weston Award: a $15,000 accolade recognizing outstanding northern research in universities across Canada. 

Jamaican exchange student brings her research to UWaterloo

Alexis Samuels is a 2015-16 recipient of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas (ELAP) scholarship. The award – managed by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – provides funding to some of the top students from Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct an academic exchange in Canada.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of West Indies, Alexis enrolled in its master's program in English Literature. From there, she learned about the ELAP scholarship and jumped at the chance to take her learning abroad.

Leaping forward in three minutes

Julie DeWolf is all about taking big steps.

The graduate student completed law school at the University of Victoria in 2013, while maintaining a long distance relationship with her partner, Travis, who was studying at UWaterloo.

After spending three years in different parts of the country, Julie decided she wanted to be closer to Travis. She took the plunge to move from British Columbia to Ontario to pursue her Master of Environmental Studies. Talk about a big step!

Changing our ecosystem from the ground up

How much do you really know about the creepy crawlers in your backyard? Yes, we are talking about earthworms. PhD student Michael McTavish is somewhat of an expert on this subject. In fact, he is conducting research to understand the impact that exotic earthworms have on our ecosystem.

An exceptional EYE-dea

Alex Wong and Shahid Haider. Original photo from Waterloo Stories. 

It's difficult for Shahid Haider to watch his younger brother prick his finger every day. For people with type 1 diabetes, this is a painful reality when it comes to regularly testing their glucose levels. 

Showcasing the co-op advantage

Rachel McDonald (centre) and colleagues. Original photo provided by The Daily Bulletin

Rachel McDonald's co-op job is paying off in more ways than one, after spending a work term researching the accomplishments of co-op students who came before her.

The Health Studies students recently completed her first co-op term with the Sunnybrook Research Institute where she not only authored a research paper, but was also able to see the finished results published in the  Journal of Cancer Education.

Paddling towards a cure

After losing two close friends to brain cancer, an Environment and Resource Studies student has started an annual grassroots fundraiser to build awareness for brain cancer research.

Mend with math

PhD Math student helps surgeons correct skull deformities in infants

André Linhares, a 24-year-old PhD student in the Faculty of Mathematics, is working with surgeons at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children to help ensure the best possible outcome for infants who undergo skull surgery.

Biology goes to Boston

uWaterloo students compete with synthetic biology research

Anjali Arya and the rest of her teammates have been preparing for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) regionals since January. In fact Anjali, a 4B Science student, has been involved with iGEM and synthetic biology research during her full four years at uWaterloo.

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