Biology student in iClimate video competition

4th year Biology student, Caitlin West (From Wilson Lab) featured in iClimate video competition.

https://www.facebook.com/iClimateMac/videos/vl.422463524766229/708076336030027/?type=1&theater

Student leads trip to local waterfalls

Taking a dip at your favourite swimming hole. Dipping a paddle into a northern river. Taking a refreshing sip on a hot day.

Sherry Du knows that our relationship with water is complex – and incredibly important.

That’s why the master’s student in Environmental Biology wanted to introduce her fellow students to some of Hamilton’s many waterfalls recently.

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Students recognized for exceptional leadership

Three McMaster students were recently recognized for their exceptional leadership during the Black Arts and Innovation Expo (BAIE) in Toronto recently.

Software Engineering and Management student Abraham Omorogbe, Marquise Kamanke, a Chemical Engineering and Management student, and Shawn Hercules, a grad student in Biology, were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from BAIE in recognition of their academic, leadership and community achievements.

 

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Devil’s tongue in bloom

The Devil’s Tongue is in bloom at the Biology Greenhouse. Visiting Hours are Wednesday 9am – noon.

The devil’s tongue, Amorphophallus konjac is a mid-sized relative of the titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum. This perennial herb is found in the wild in forest edge and open habitats in Yunnanm China, but has been cultivated for two millenia in China, Japan and southeast Asia for medicine and food. Its starchy corm is processed into a gelatin substitute sometimes used in Asian fruit jelly candy, and provide glucomannan, a laxative used for hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Flour made from the corm is used in noodles, tofu and snacks.

Marie Elliot nominated for Women of Distinction Award

Dr. Marie Elliot, IIDR member and associate professor in the Department of Biology at McMaster, was recently nominated for a 2017 Hamilton Women of Distinction Award.

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2016 / 17 Graduate Research Day

Join us for the 4th annual Graduate Research Day
Ewart Angus Centre and HSC-1A6 – February 23, 2017

 

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