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Friday, October 27, 2017

Biology grad students carve out time for some Halloween fun

Biology graduate students with their final pumpkin creations.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) held their first annual pumpkin carving contest yesterday in which graduate students were tasked with designing and carving a Halloween pumpkin in less than an hour.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science welcomes newest class of alumni at 115th Convocation Ceremony

Table of cupcakes in shape of flask for Science and person with barbell for AHS.

Last week, the Faculty of Science welcomed its newest class of alumni at the 115th Convocation ceremony, which included 314 undergraduate, 62 master's, 22 doctoral, 1 Doctor of Optometry and 128 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Survival of the fattest: Understanding the role of polyesters in root nodule bacteria

S. meliloti bacteria

Even Sinorhizobium meliloti suffers from a weight gain once in a while.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bacterial Scissorhands: Biologists discover bacteria have new and improved flagella

Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Photo source: iStock.

Biologists from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia and Health Canada have discovered hundreds of bacterial species equipped with a new and powerful type of flagella covered in enzymes.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Salmon farmers adapt to climate change with help from a $4.4M collaboration

Salmon swimming.

With sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean already climbing, scientists are predicting Atlantic Canada’s $400 million salmon aquaculture industry could be wiped out within the next 25 years.