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Department of Biology News


It is my pleasure to congratulate all of the Biology graduates for the Spring 2015 convocation. Well done! I’m sure you all cannot believe how fast the time has gone. We are very proud of our diverse and successful Biology graduate and undergraduate programs and the high quality of our graduates.

Best wishes for your future career.

Dr. David Innes, Acting Head of Biology

Fiona Cuthbert(Biology), Alyssa Young, Haleh Zabihi, Evan Youden

The Department of Biology of Memorial Univeristy awards 3 Prizes each year at the Eastern NL Science & Technology Fair. Members of the department play an active role in this yearly event that brings together over 300 of the best and brightest Grade 7 to 12 Science students of Eastern Newfoundland.


From left to right:

Kyle Millar (best evo/Eco talk), Paul Pitts (bgss chair), Katherine Robbins and Carley Schacter (best poster), Katy Macpherson (photo contest), Heather Penney (BGSA social media and communications), and Emilie Novaczek (one of the win

The 8th Annual Biology Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS) was held on Thursday, April 16th, 2015. The event took place at the St. John’s campus and consisted of a full day of oral and poster presentations, followed by a reception and award presentation.This year was our largest symposium to date with over 100 in attendance from poster and oral presenters, judges and audience members.