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Department of Biology News Archive

2014

December

Award for Best Student Presentation
Dr. Craig Purchase named Dobbin Scholar

November

Fishing for data
RDC announces $1 million for students in ocean industries research

October

Memorial to receive funding to enhance aquaculture industry
Congrats of our Biology Graduates!

September

Academics, research and service lauded at annual awards ceremony
Remembering history - 50th anniversary of Grand Banks sea adventure

August

Fossil discovery reveals earliest evidence of animals with muscles
Reminder - Ecology & Conservation Biology

June

Can blueberry extract prevent Parkinson's?
Memorial representatives to advise government on wilderness and ecological reserves
Concept design phase of core sciences building nearing completion
Artist blends music and science into art

May

Congrats Grads - Open House
Unique workshop prepares mosquito researchers to ID species posing risk

April

Dr. Hurford wins R.A. Fisher Prize
Can blueberry extract prevent Parkinson's?

February

Researchers work with Inuit to develop plant-based business

January

Dr. Purchase 68th President of CCFFR
Marine biologist honoured with mentor-student scholarship

2013

December

Biology PhD candidate to earn degree from two universities
Atlantic Undergraduate Biology Conference (AUBC)
New Biology Course - Models in Biology

November

NLOA Angus Wentzell Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Congrats Laura Carmanico
MUN Buttoned: FESTIVAL OF RESEARCH

October

2012-13 Dean's List
Congrats Lou Visentin Award Recipients
Nate Wilke Recieves Best Student Talk Award
Memorial-founded website encouraging citizen scientists to get involved
Citizen scientist detects sighting of mosquito thought to be carrier of West Nile
Megan Mews Awarded Dean of Science Book Prize
Happy Retirement Rick
Research & Development Corporation invests $3.7 million in research
Three minute thesis comes to Memorial

September

Public lecture to discuss ecology and conservation in Great Bear Rainforest
PhD candidate wins northern studies scholarship
Best Wishes Christine

August

Memorial-led proposal shortlisted for funding by major Canadian institute
New students invited to Everything Science 2013
Memorial advances core sciences infrastructure project
Introducing ... Dr. Shawn Leroux

July

Memorial to host lecture in mathematical ecology
Researchers look at how fog affects mosquitoes

June

Introducing ... Milka Podder
Project contributes to high returns of endangered salmon
Holly Caravan recieves Prize at CSEE Conference
Congratulations to the 2013 NSERC Recipients
Introducing .... Dr. Yolanda Wiersma
Congrats to our Biology Graduates!
Funding boost for science and engineering research at Memorial University
Researcher wins prestigious award for excellence in ocean sciences
Congratulations to Desmond Whalen
Introducing Stephanie Leger

May

Sightings of water bugs in Newfoundland
Sustaining our urban jewel: assessing the impacts of human activities in Pippy Park, St. John's
Assessing our Province's Environmental Future
Welcome Dr. Julissa Roncal

April

Winners of the Biology prizes at the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Science Fair
Congrats to Graduate Students
Wine & Cheese Social for Dr. Bob Hooper

March

Acadia University hosts MUN at Science Atlantic conference
The Department Remembers Dr. Don Steele
Karen Morris recieves Queen’s Jubilee Medal

February

Let's Talk Science!
New director appointed for the Bonne Bay Marine Station
Check us out on Facebook
The National Research Program of the Parkinson Society Canada Awards $45,000 to Dr. Brian E. Staveley

January

National Geographic highlights unique Newfoundland phenomenon - white coyotes
Dr. David Schneider receives Award
Dr. Anna Hicks discusses the dangers of mixing GHB and alcohol with NTV News
Award winning documentary has roots at Memorial

2012

December

Biology master’s student claims Editor’s Choice Award
Volume 3 of the Prescience Newsletter
Boreal @ Memorial
Dr. Steve Carr, Biology, talks to CBC about Memorial's ducks.

November

New Course for Winter 2013

October

Inaugural presentation of Lien Memorial Scholarship
Memorial welcomes province's support for new core sciences facilities
Research & Development Corporation investment supports Memorial researchers
Science holds annual awards ceremony
Deep-sea corals a growing area of expertise at Memorial
Potential carrier of West Nile virus found in St. John's

August

Potential carrier of West Nile virus found in St. John's
New Course Offering - Advanced Paleontology

July

Public lecture: 21st Century Dinosaurs from Hell….Creek!
Join with Nature NL to walk to Mistaken Point

June

Per Course Teaching Appointments Fall 2012
Long Pond Nature Walk sponsored by Nature NL, walk with the naturalists
Annual Charlie Horwood Lady Slipper Orchid Walk supported by Nature NL

May

NL Association of Architects Public Lecture Series
PUBLIC FORUM: EXPLORING RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNTIES FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
TEACHING TERM APPOINTMENTS Fall 2012/Winter 2013
Free EcoMentors Training for youth across Newfoundland!
Eastern Newfoundland Regional Science Fair winners
Eastern Newfoundland Regional Science fair winners
WHAT is happening to our National Parks?
Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program holding its annual general meeting

April

Deep-sea corals a growing area of expertise at Memorial
Student summer job position.
Earth Day at the Geo Centre
MUN Biology student interviewed on Quirks and Quarks
Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology national Conference
MUN Biology at International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals
Winners of the Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)
NSERC graduate scholarships.

March

Public Meeting and Discussion
Summer Job/Honours Project Opportunity
Summer Job in Marine Ecology and Statistics
Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium
Talk on Antarctic currents and glacial/interglacial climate
MUN Biology's Dr. Dawn Bignell wins a Plant Bacteriology Award
Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to the MUN Biology students at the Science Atlantic student conference!
Free Public Lecture at the Johnson GEO CENTRE
Biology Open House

February

A Global Universities Portal
Public Panel Discussion
Looking for a rewarding, environmental volunteer opportunity in your community?
BIOS "make it up to her" bakesale
DFO SCIENCE SEMINAR
Check on your progress in the winter semester
Biology undergrad, Stephen Ryan, and Team Canada win the silver medal at the Karuizawa International Curling Championships.

January

MUN's copyright policy
DFO Seminar: Why is northern cod biomass very low and Barents Sea cod biomass very high? The roles of scientific advice, management decisions and climate variability.
Biology Department Seminar Series
Free Public Lecture
Information Sessions for Field Courses 2012
Faculty of Science releases strategic plan

2011

December

Geminid meteor shower

November

New co-op option in environmental science program links students to industry
New co-op option in environmental science program links students to industry
Campus Composting Initiative a First for Newfoundland and Labrador
A new wave of malicious emails
MUN Biology Student wins Australian research fellowship
Ten Amazing Years of Ocean Exploration - the Census of Marine Life with Dr. Paul Snelgrove
In Despair or Hope?: Confronting the Global Ocean Crisis, An interactive round-table and a Memorial University Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability event.

October

Public Forum: Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon
Tuesday is Touque Day
Biology clothing orders
$2.5 million federal investment in researchers at Memorial

September

Workshop - An Introduction to R
Outing in the Avalon Forest
Biology Graduate Student Fall Seminar Schedule
OSC and Biology faculty member Dr. William R. Driedzic receives appointment

August

Reactivated course - Food Microbiology
A new Biology course for the Fall 2011

July

More than $1.3M in federal research support for Memorial
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