News archive - February 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Biology competes in Science's 3MT heat


The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New online edition of BIOL 240 aims to inspire future students

Josh Neufeld standing in front of a CEL course banner.

Josh Neufeld is anything but an ordinary professor of biology at the University of Waterloo. His use of clickers, twitter, and art for student engagement are pioneering. His Halloween costumes are legendary. And he’s somehow discovered a connection between microbiology and The Lord of the Rings.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Biology alumna Janet McDougall receives the Contributions to Science Award

Janet McDougall and Hugh Broders

Biology alumna Janet McDougall receives her Contributions to Science Award from Biology Department Chair Hugh Broders.

Last week, the Faculty of Science recognized five outstanding alumni at the 2016 Science Alumni Recognition Awards Reception. One of the recipients was Biology alumna Janet McDougall who received the Contribution to Science Award for her passion, support, and trailblazing work as a statistician, businesswoman, and pillar of her community.