The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that Oliver Wearing (a Ph.D. student in Graham Scott’s lab) has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. Vanier CGS is one of the most prestigious scholarships available to Ph.D. students in Canada. The scholarships are extremely competitive, and are awarded to students that have demonstrated the highest levels of academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. Congratulations Oliver!
McMaster turtle researcher Morgan Piczak, who came upon both the local turtles, says it is imperative to control the outbreak because the snapping turtle population is fragile, as are so many other species in Cootes Paradise.
Douglas Davidson, professor emeritus of biology, recently gifted his extensive collection of art to the McMaster Museum of Art…
Sarah was awarded second place for the oral presentation she gave at the conference in the Ecology and Evolution division.
The lingering concerns surrounding genetically-modified animals
CTV interview with Dr jacobs HERE
Recipharm, a Swedish pharmaceutical development and manufacturing firm, has announced that its 2017 International Environmental Award will be presented to Karen Kidd, McMaster’s Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health, and Professor in Biology, and Geography & Earth Sciences. Dr. Kidd is being recognised for her field biology experiments that have revealed the impacts of human made chemicals, such as synthetic estrogen, on fish biology.
Lars Backsell, Chairman of the Board of Recipharm said: “We are delighted to present the 2017 award to Karen Kidd. Her research will no doubt be essential in building commitment towards environmental matters and provides valuable guidance for future actions in order to decrease or avoid the negative effects of chemical contamination.”
The prize ceremony will take place in Stockholm in September 2018.