More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.
Mark Servos, Professor in the Department of Biology, was reappointed as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Water Quality Protection. The award comes with continued research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
University of Waterloo researcher Heidi Swanson is set to receive $1.2 million, over five years, from the Federal government’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to perform community-partnered research. The aim of the project is to restore fish in the Coppermine River and other river systems near Kugluktuk, Nunavut.
The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) hit the lanes last week with a Bowling Night at Bingeman. It was a chance for students to have some fun with both old and new students of this multi-disciplinary department. The event was well attended with over 20 students showing up have some fun and mingling with their peers.
A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.
Each December, the Department of Biology and the Biology Graduate Student Association host a holiday door decorating contest to celebrate the festive season. Biology staff and students judged the eight doors based on the creativity, visual appeal and originality of each lab’s decorations.
The Rooney lab defended their title and beat seven other labs to win the 2017 Holiday Hallway competition for the second year in a row. The Hall and Hug labs came in second and third place respectively.
Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and post-doctoral fellow,
The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) held their first annual pumpkin carving contest yesterday in which graduate students were tasked with designing and carving a Halloween pumpkin in less than an hour.