News archive - 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Canadian universities work together to increase diversity in engineering and technology

A joint initiative to increase academic diversity has expanded from six universities in Ontario to 12 institutions across the country.

Since its inception earlier this year, the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD project, which aims to support and build a network for Indigenous and Black graduate students, has named 16 doctoral fellows and 24 mentors.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Learn how to enhance your research impact with bibliometric tools in this month’s WaterLeadership

bibliometrics

Researchers’ careers rely on heavily on self-advocacy to showcase their impact. An important and often overlooked part of self-advocacy is optimizing research discoverability. This is particularly important for early career researchers who are still building their portfolio of scholarly achievements. Understanding bibliometrics and the related tools can aid in making research more discoverable.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Craig Janes receives medical anthropology career award

This article was originally posted on the School of Public Health Sciences website.

Craig Janes, Water Institute member and director of the School of Public Health Sciences, received the 2021 George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology this week. The career award “recognizes those who have made significant contributions to applying theory and methods in medical anthropology, particularly in diverse contexts, to multidisciplinary audiences, and with some impact on policy.”

Monday, November 8, 2021

Optimizing conservation practices depending on where you farm

Optimize Conservation Practices

Sometimes figuring out which conservation practices are most effective at reducing agricultural phosphorus losses to surface water bodies seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know which solutions will work best where. Water Institute member, professor Merrin Macrae, is offering two upcoming pubic presentations that synthesize research from over a decade of on-farm, edge-of-field trials within the Lake Erie watershed to highlight how the efficiencies and trade-offs of different practices vary by region and site.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Water Institute 2020-21 Impact Report released

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The Water Institute is pleased to share our newly-released 2020-21 Impact Report, a reflection on how our members have made an impact in the past year addressing some of the world's most pressing water challenges.

This year’s publication, available in an interactive digital format, provides a sample of our innovative, interdisciplinary and international accomplishments.

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