Thursday, February 16, 2023

Q and A with the experts: Bird flu spillover to mammals a cause for concern

Flock of ducks

The World Health Organization recently stated that the spillover to mammals of H5N1 influenza—commonly known as bird flu—should be monitored closely, and we need to be prepared to face infection in humans. Dr. Christine Dupont, a continuing lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, is an expert on infectious disease in animals. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

MSc Student, Joud Abu Farah, Wins Best Poster at Toronto's Wastewater Surveillance Conference

Joud Abu Farah posting with best poster award at Toronto's Wastewater Surveillance Conference

Congratulations to Joud Abu Farah, Master of Science (MSc) Biology Candidate and part of the Servos Research Group, for winning the Best Poster Award at Toronto's Wastewater Surveillance Conference!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Wetlands under threat


Thursday, February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, an international government agreement acknowledging the importance of wetlands and their ecological role in conserving our ecosystems. Waterloo's Dr. Rebecca Rooney discusses the value of wetlands and the risk they face in Ontario.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Moths are the new tool to protect Canada’s wetlands


Waterloo biologists, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Toronto, are working on a North American pilot program that uses moths as a management tool to control the invasive plant threatening Canadian wetlands.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Biology postdoc Brittney Borowiec named a 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO Canadian Fellow


Last week, the Ambassador of France to Canada, Mr. Michel Miraillet, presented five promising female scientists with the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship. The awards recognize rising stars of science in Canada, including Dr. Brittney Borowiec, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rebecca Rooney discusses wetlands and Bill 23 on Beyond the Bulletin


The latest episode of Beyond the Bulletin features Dr. Rebecca Rooney, a wetland ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology. She discusses the value of wetlands, the actions she’s taking to help protect them and Bill 23.  

Friday, November 25, 2022

$15.8 million awarded to six Waterloo research projects aimed at tackling climate change

Landscape of factories and their white cloud emissions.

The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges. One of the projects is led by Waterloo biologist Dr. Laura Hug.

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