News for Biology

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced

Velocity $5K semi-finals with 4 pictures of students from previous competitions

Two science-led companies will take the stage this week and pitch at Velocity’s $5K Winter 2023 semi-finals for their chance to advance to the finals later this month.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Q and A with the experts: Bird flu spillover to mammals a cause for concern

Flock of ducks

The World Health Organization recently stated that the spillover to mammals of H5N1 influenza—commonly known as bird flu—should be monitored closely, and we need to be prepared to face infection in humans. Dr. Christine Dupont, a continuing lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, is an expert on infectious disease in animals. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Biology master's student Joud Abu Farah wins best poster at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference

Joud Abu Farah holding award standing in front of her poster.

Biology master's student Joud Abu Farah won the best poster presentation award at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference in Toronto last week. She is developing a wastewater surveillance method for influenza A, B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Wetlands under threat

Wetland in winter.

Thursday, February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, an international government agreement acknowledging the importance of wetlands and their ecological role in conserving our ecosystems. Waterloo's Dr. Rebecca Rooney discusses the value of wetlands and the risk they face in Ontario.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Celebrating the Science Alumni Achievement Award recipients

headshot of all three 2022 alumni award recipients

Tomorrow, the Faculty of Science will be presenting its annual Science Alumni Achievement Awards to recognize several exceptional alumni during a special ceremony that celebrates recipients from 2019-2022.