Dr. Joanna Wilson wins Women of Distinction Award

On April 16, 2015, YWCA Hamilton hosted the 39th annual Women of Distinction Awards. Dr. Joanna Wilson of the Biology Department was awarded in the category of Sciences or Technology. Dr. Joanna Wilson’s talents in basic and applied research combined with an ability to lead diverse stakeholders (scientists, students, industry, government) has contributed to mitigating the effects of pharmaceutical contamination of our waterways. She is a valued member of the McMaster Department of Biology undergraduate curriculum team and a highly regarded student mentor. She is also a mother of two, who finds time to provide fun experiments for local kindergarten students to ignite their innate curiosity and inspire the next generation. Her ability to engage and excite 4-year olds, university students and industry officials about biology, is a unique skill that has contributed to her success and is one of many reasons why Dr. Wilson is a Woman of Distinction.

Dr. Bhagwati Gupta

Dr. Roger Jacobs

Catie Ivy wins the Scholander Award from the American Physiological Society

Congratulations to Catherine Ivy of the Scott lab for winning the Scholander Award at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston. The award is given to the student with the best poster in the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society. The meeting hosted over 14,000 attendees from March 28-April 1.