News archive - 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Ice and climate researcher attends pilot event that brings Canadian-based scientists to Parliament Hill

Christine Dow at Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa

Assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Glacier Hydrology and Ice Dynamics, Christine Dow attended the inaugural Science Meets Parliament event in Ottawa.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Talking about the global sanitation crisis on World Toilet Day

water collection buckets in Kenya

Around 60% of the world’s population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home, or one that does not safely manage excreta. In a bid to help break taboos around toilets and make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. This day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Contributions to environmental toxicology earn Servos SETAC Fellowship

mark servos in river

Professor Mark Servos has been appointed a new Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), in recognition of his leadership within professional and scientific spheres, and within the organization itself. With this award he will now have the opportunity to contribute his expertise on the impacts of contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors, on watersheds as an advisor to the SETAC World Council.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Water Institute and São Paulo partner to address the State’s water crisis

sao paulo skyline

The State of São Paulo, Brazil has faced severe water shortages in the recent past and may be heading towards another water crisis. During this time, the Water Institute has partnered with local stakeholders to help investigate some of the most important aspects of water security in São Paulo, and new and fortified partnerships are driving these initiatives forward.

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