Entries by stan

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IMPACT project brings together several disciplines

Interdisciplinary projects continue to be a strong component of Biology at McMaster.  The IMPACT project brings together several disciplines which not only enhance the student experience but also can enhance the lives of people in our community.   Full story here

A new mode of growth for Streptomyces bacteria enables exploration of environments

A new mode of growth for Streptomyces bacteria enables exploration of environments   Streptomyces are complex bacteria renowned for their ability to produce medicinally useful compounds, and it has always been thought that Streptomyces are stationary organisms, rooted in place like plants. Recent work by Dr. Marie Elliot and PhD student Stephanie Jones in the Department of Biology has found […]

Third Titan Arum about to bloom

The titan arum flowering is one of the extremes of the natural world, with a massive bloom that lasts only a week. On the first day, it is wide open and smells of rotting meat to attract its fly and carrion beetle pollinators. In 2014, the Biology greenhouse bought 3 large titan arum corms. Two […]

McMaster ranked 5th among Canada’s best universities for Biology

This is the second year that Maclean’s has ranked Canada’s best universities in 10 program areas- biology is included. For the 2017 Ranking, Biology at McMaster was ranked 5th among 21 universities. Maclean’s program rankings are based on hard data provided by the academic publishing company Elsevier and their reputation survey sent to academics. Full […]