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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ensuring fish are safe to eat in the Canadian north

Heidi Swanson holding a fish

By Water Institute

In 2011, Heidi Swanson’s phone rang. An unfamiliar voice said, “Hi, Heidi? This is George. I heard you work on fish mercury and that you are good at working with communities.”

Eight years later, Swanson and George, who turned out to be George Low, coordinator for the Dehcho Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management program in the Northwest Territories, are planning their seventh field season together.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro wins 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Marcel Pinheiro headshot

Biology continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro has been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for his innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers and Indigenous community work together to determine fish safety for consumption

View of lake from tip of canoe.

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Revealing hidden patterns in ecology

Coral reef on the ocean floor.

In an era of invasive species, climate change, and rapid habitat loss, ecological systems may never experience a “stable equilibrium”, according to Kim Cuddington, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology.

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