News archive - 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WaSH Lecture to explore human rights, drinking water and sanitation

Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, will participate in a virtual public lecture and live panel event titled The right to WaSH; the right to health on Monday November 25.
Monday, November 18, 2013

Bill Taylor Recognized with Career Achievement Award

Bill Taylor.
Dr. Bill Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Biology, is the 2013 recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs. This award recognizes individuals whose achievements have made significant contributions to the field of biology. Bill has made contributions not only thorough his research, but also in his teaching and service. 
Monday, November 11, 2013

The Water Institute's Growing External Partners Network

The Water Institute is pleased to welcome several new External Partners to its growing network. In particular, the City of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener joined as Gold External Partners. We are happy to see these new partners reinforce support from our local community, and underscore the importance of municipal and university collaboration. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Water Institute hosts delegation from the Mekong River Commission

A delegation of 20 representatives from the four member countries of the Mekong River Commission visited the University of Waterloo, meeting with Water Institute members and guests. The group is on a study tour in Canada with particular interest in transboundary situations and water quality monitoring research.
Friday, October 18, 2013

Biology Graduate Students Capture Awards at Aquatic Toxicology Workshop

Two uWaterloo graduate students in biology were winners in the Platform category at the Aquatic Toxicology Workshop 2013 held October 6-9, 2013 in Moncton, NB.
Lesley Milne placed first with her presentation titled: Using non-linear models to predict the chronic toxicity of cobalt to Hyalella azteca under different water chemistry conditions.
Jessica Leung placed third with her presentation: Different responses in toxicology testing among two members of the Hyalella azteca species complex.
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