News for Biology

Monday, June 20, 2022

Remembering Colin Mayfield – a microbiologist pioneer

Colin Mayfield sitting in a patio chair.

Past and present members of the Department of Biology are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Colin Ivor Mayfield. He was with the University of Waterloo for more than three decades. Mayfield was one of Biology's pioneering faculty who helped establish microbiology as a strength of the University of Waterloo.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Meet your 2022 Faculty of Science Valedictorians

side by side head shot both Faculty of Science valedictorians

For the first time in two years, the University of Waterloo invites the graduating class to celebrate their accomplishments in front of families and friends during the in-person celebrations throughout the week. Two Science students, Marya Talha and Aisosa Laura Ohiegbomwan, have been selected by their peers, in recognition of their social and academic contributions to the Waterloo community, to represent the graduating class as valedictorian at their respective ceremonies.

Marya Talha

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Celebrating Waterloo’s finest doctorates

Profile of Heather Ikert

Each convocation, the University of Waterloo recognizes and profiles an outstanding PhD student from each Faculty across campus to showcase a glimpse into the hard work, dedication and success of every graduate.

This convocation, the Faculty of Science will welcome new graduates from Science PhD programs, including Heather Ikert from the Department of Biology.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Inspiring leaders will receive honorary degrees from University of Waterloo

Black and white portrait of Ann and John Heath

Convocation is a time for celebration, reflection, and inspiration. It’s a time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of students and to celebrate accomplishments. And we also want to recognize those thought leaders and influencers who are advancing society across a spectrum of disciplines. They are leaders our graduates can look to for inspiration as they prepare themselves for the future.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Congratulations to our special award winners

Side by side head shot of both convocation special award winners

Two Science students will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at the Spring 2022 Faculty of Science Convocation. Physics and Astronomy student Aviv Shaya Padawer-Blatt will receive the Governor General Academic Silver Medal for being one of the top undergraduate students with the highest academic standing upon graduation. Biology student Taylor Lynn Virgin will receive the Alumni Gold Medal Award for her outstanding academic achievement.