Entries by stan

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

How study of a rare rat genome may relate to humans

The study involves an obscure little rodent living in the deserts of Argentina. Though obscure, the rat is unique in the world. It seems to be the only mammal that has undergone a huge genome expansion resulting in a larger genome than humans, much, much larger in fact. Ben Evans (PhD) is the lead author of […]

George diCenzo wins outstanding student award

Congratulations to George Colin diCenzo, a PhD student in Dr. Turlough Finan’s lab, for winning this year’s Armand-Frappier Outstanding Student Award! This award was presented on June 23rd, 2017, at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists in Waterloo. Each year, the award is given to the most outstanding graduate student in microbiology in […]

Collaborative research project results in declines in reptile mortality

Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser and PhD candidate Chantel Markle studied reptile road mortality along one of the deadliest roads in North America for species at risk. The collaborative research project resulted in declines in reptile mortality and highlights the importance of complete fencing along roadways.   Full Story Here

Dr. Graham Scott wins the The Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award

Dr. Graham Scott, who holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) was honoured with the The Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award at this month’s Canadian Society of Zoologists Meeting in Winnipeg. The award recognises scientists who made significant contributions to zoology and are considered a “rising star” in their field. Dr. Scott gave a keynote […]

Titan Arum has bloomed

Phoebe’s bloom has opened, a beautiful bloom with the look and smell of rotting meat. The temperature of the long erect appendix is actually 4-6 degrees above room temperature to help the smell travel farther. Last time Phoebe opened, the smell and bloom were greatest on the first day. Then the bloom actually closed up […]

BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

This event celebrates the achievements of our Undergraduate Thesis Students and provides them with an opportunity to share the results of their research.  The quality of work produced by the students was very impressive, and a number of students were recognized for their outstanding posters or presentations. In particular, congratulations to: In the area of […]

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