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  1. July 10, 2020Mary Wells welcomed as new Dean of Engineering
    Mary Wells

    After three years as the University of Guelph’s Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mary Wells has returned to the University of Waterloo to serve as the new Dean of Engineering.

    Starting July 1st, she began her five-year appointment and will be Waterloo Engineering's ninth dean, the second woman to hold the post succeeding Pearl Sullivan, and interim dean Rick Culham.

  2. July 7, 2020Postdoc award will help advance water treatment work

    Daniel Grégoire, a Waterloo chemical engineering researcher, has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his research on the effects of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems.

    The fellowship will provide Grégoire $70,000 annually for two years.

    “Ultimately, I want to use my expertise to develop sustainable water treatment strategies that limit the environmental impacts of industrial activity,” he says on his LinkedIn page.

  3. July 6, 2020 Environmental organizations should engage with kids where they are: online
    Children on beach

    A University of Waterloo press release.

    The emotional connection to nature that kids feel is declining with each generation thanks in large part to their increasing use of digital media. Instead of trying to fight this trend, known as Videophilia, researchers say it’s time to use it to help kids find their way back to nature.

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