News archive - September 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Science alumnus forecasted to win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Stephen Scherer

Dr. Stephen Scherer (BSc Biology ’87) has been named a top potential pick for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine by Thomson Reuters’ annual Citation Laureates study. Scherer is the only Canadian researcher included on the list.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Giving back in Guatemala

Volunteers in outside medical clinic in Guatemala

This summer, a long-time dream turned into an unforgettable life-changing experience for science student Anisha Tailor. An outgoing individual at heart, Tailor has always been open to a variety of career paths but it was her trip to Guatemala that really sparked a change.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The science behind Ebola

Speakers from left to right, Marc Aucoin, Shannon Majowicz, Christine Dupont and host Josh Neufeld

The current Ebola outbreaks in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have raised questions and concerns about the disease within our local community.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new way to look at the building blocks of nature

Diagram of MRI apparatus

Raffi Budakian has invented a new way to examine microscopic phenomena. He designs and builds ultra-sensitive detection instruments that allow us to look at nature in fundamentally new ways.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tiny ocean organisms are big B12 producers

Photo of a coral reef on the ocean floor.

New research has determined that a single group of microorganisms may be responsible for much of the world’s vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change.