Department of Biology News
Five of the thirty researchers who recieved funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support innovative and creative research projects are from the Department of Biology.
Of the nineteen scholarships awarded to Memorial students in the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) programs five were from the Department of Biology.
To view more photos of the recipiants check out this webpage.
What is your favorite aspect of your profession?
I like interacting with students. I get really excited when I can help undergraduates find a topic that interests them. Motivated undergraduates are so much fun to teach; they have tremendous energy, enthusiasm and idealism. I also really like working with graduate students and helping them to establish their scientific careers. My favorite aspects of the research side of my profession are planning/conceptualizing the problem, and writing up the results. I like the front- and back-ends of the process best, although I enjoy getting out an visiting my grad students at their field sites.
Spring convocation has just concluded and the Department of Biology would like to extend congratulations to all graduates on all thier hard work.
Here are some of the graduates from the Graduation Reception held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 here in the department of Biology
Researchers and graduate students at Memorial University received a major boost, thanks to new funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Thirty researchers in the Faculties of Arts, Engineering and Applied Science, Medicine and Science and at Grenfell Campus earned a combined $975,000 to support innovative and creative research projects. These range from projects investigating how black holes interact with their environment to fish metabolism under adverse conditions, and from the principles of memory to cryptography
Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced Dr. Paul Snelgrove, a Professor with the Department of Ocean Sciences and Biology Department, and former Canada Research Chair in Boreal and Cold Ocean Systems, has received the 2013 Timothy R. Parsons Medal. The award was established to recognize achievement in ocean sciences.
The department would like to offer it congratulations to Desmond Whalen who is the recipient of the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Biology and Behavioural Neuroscience.
Dr. Tom Chapman, entomologist with the Department of Biology, discusses the sightings of giant water bugs within the province in a recent article with Josh Pennell of "The Telegram".
The Department wouldl like to congratulate it's students on recieving 2012/2013 scholarships and being recipients of NSERC awards fo 2013.