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July 25, 2014 Congratulations to Shari Cater

Congratulations biology graduate student Shari Cater on receiving the Dr. Richard Playle Award for Outstanding MSc Thesis in Aquatic Toxicology for her work on “Historical trends of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in fish and sediment associated with two bleached kraft pulp mills in northern Ontario”.

Cater is entitled to receive a $700 cheque, a commemorative plaque, and up to $1000 in support of registration and travel expenses to enable you to make an oral presentation of your thesis at The Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW) 2014.

June 23, 2014 Congratulations Dustin! Dustin Sigurdson receiving award from Frederique Guinel

Dustin Sigurdson was awarded the Keith Winterhalder Undergraduate Travel Awards to present a poster presentation entitled "Optimizing an efficient regeneration protocol for thidiazuron-derived shoots of Bienertia sinuspersici, a single-cell C4 terrestrial plant" at the Canadian Botanical Association 50th Annual Meeting in Montreal from June 15th - 18th.  Dustin also received an honorable mention for the Iain and Sylvia Taylor Award for the best student poster presented at this meeting.

June 5, 2014 Looking for New faculty member in Aquatic Microbiology!!

Applicants should possess disciplinary expertise ideally including one or more aspects of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, community or ecosystem dynamics, or water distribution and treatment systems. This position is intended to support strategic teaching and research objectives of the Department of Biology and the University of Waterloo. The incumbent will have access to internal infrastructure, including an aquatics facility, the Water Institute, and the Environmental Isotopes Laboratory.

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