News archive - May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

My path to academia

Guest post by Callista Yee

Friday, May 30, 2014

Congratulations Shawna!

A. Murray Fallis Award (for the best student research given as oral presentation during the Canadian Society for zoology Annual General Meeting in the area of parasitism, immunity and environment) went to Shawna Semple of the University of Waterloo for her talk entitled “Discovering functional immune markers in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for resistance and susceptibility against Flavobacterium psychrophilum”

In the picture she is receiving the award from CSZ society president Pat Walsh.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Biology alumnus wins Jeopardy!

Dinu Nesan standing in front of Jeopardy! poster.

By Katharine Tuerke

The category is “Waterloo Superstars”.

The clue: A two-time Science graduate from the Department of Biology and latest champion on the TV game show Jeopardy!

Ring! Who is Dinu Nesan? Correct.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water Institute Symposium 2014: Tracking Microbial Communities of the Grand River Watershed

Waterloo Biology Professor Josh Neufeld

Microbial ecologist Josh Neufeld is embarking on an ambitious project to map the microbial communities of the Grand River.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Water Institute Symposium 2014: Future challenges for the Great Lakes

Waterloo Biology Professor William Taylor

We are at an important crossroads according to Great Lakes’ expert Professor William Taylor: Eutrophication that we stopped 20 years ago is resurging; toxic contaminants banned 30 years ago continue to appear in our fish; fecal contamination on beaches are now causing even remo

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