News for Staff

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Stanly Woo appointed to second term as School of Optometry and Vision Science Director

Dr. Stanley Woo will serve a second term as Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science after a strong majority of faculty and staff voted in favour of reappointment. The Nominating Committee voted unanimously in favour of recommending Dr. Woo to a second four-year term, which will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Q and A with the experts: flu shots and COVID-19

Nancy Waite

Canadian health-care professionals are expecting an increase in demand for influenza vaccinations for the upcoming flu season.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Professor Dmitry Pushin named next Faculty HeForShe advocate

Dmitry Pushin

Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Dmitry Pushin, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be the Faculty of Science HeForShe advocate, effective January 1, 2021.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The tell-tale sign of antibodies: Determining COVID-19 immunity with blood testing

Brian Dixon Headshot

When the University’s research labs shut down for quarantine, biology professor Brian Dixon pivoted some of his research away from blood testing in fish, into looking at blood testing in humans. Instead of sitting around and waiting for his labs to open again, Dixon wanted to use his time and knowledge of biology and immunology to contribute to the global need for understanding and overcoming COVID-19.

Friday, June 12, 2020

In pursuit of a vaccine: The global race to produce a vaccine that will protect us from COVID-19

Stock image of coronovirus

While we continue to see the number of positive and recovered cases change across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to everyone’s health and well-being. There’s a global race to produce a vaccine that will be effective in protecting us from the virus and perhaps be our best hope for ending the pandemic.