Cootes Paradise watershed study

Biology’s Dr. Graham Scott is raising some red flags about the impact of contaminants in the Cootes Paradise watershed in a McMaster University study.


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Biology Greenhouse Open House and Plant Sale

–When: FRIDAY Dec. 8, 10AM-2PM

–Location: Biology Greenhouse (between Hamilton Hall & Refectory)

–Cost: Make a donation to the greenhouse & take away a plant!

–Optional January pickup for your plant(s)

See our extensive plant collection!

Stephanie Jones has just been awarded the top ‘Graduate Research Prize’ by CCUBC

Stephanie Jones, a Vanier Scholar and senior Ph.D. student in Dr. Marie Elliot’s lab in the Department of Biology, has just been awarded the top ‘Graduate Research Prize’ by the ‘Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs’ (CCUBC). This award is given in recognition of publishing the best and most innovative refereed journal article (based on graduate research), this year in Canada. The honour will be officially conferred tomorrow (Nov 16th), during the CCUBC’s annual meeting.

Stephanie’s eLife paper ( turned the field of microbial development on its head, when she reported a completely new mechanism of bacterial growth, development and communication. Her findings were all the more remarkable considering that the bacterium she studies (Streptomyces), has been the subject of developmental investigations for 70+ years. Stephanie’s eLife paper has received extensive attention, including being highlighted in the journals Nature and Nature Reviews Microbiology.

Taru Vasanthan – valedictorian for the Faculties of Engineering and Sciences

Congratulations to Taru Vasanthan, PhD student in Dr. Jon Stone’s lab, who was chosen as valedictorian for the Faculties of Engineering and Sciences’ Fall Convocation Ceremony on Friday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m. at the FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly called Hamilton Place).

Sept 27 Level II Welcome Night

Join us Wednesday Sept 27 @ 630pm for the Level II Welcome Night!

It’s a great opportunity to meet with the Professors.


Pizza will be served.

Sarah Marzec wins poster award

Sarah Marzec has won the 2nd Biennial Meeting Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology.

Conference Link Here

Poster Link Here