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Undergraduate Students attend panel discussion about Graduate School

20 Nov 2018 - 1:59pm
Biology Poster

On November 14th, the Department of Biology held its first Graduate Student Q&A for undergraduate students. The event was designed specifically for students in the BioPath Professional Development Program as an opportunity to learn about real life pathways to Graduate School from current graduate students in the Department of Biology and the Master of Biotechnology Program. Five graduate students sat on the panel: Dr.

Helping youths discover biotechnology

24 Oct 2018 - 11:19am
Tran Pham & Akilah Laidley

A progressive initiative led by the University of Mississauga is engaging Ontario youths in practical science education.

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UTM Biology Grads receive awards!

17 Apr 2018 - 11:03am
Connor Fitzpatrick and Helen Rodd

Two students from Shannon McCauley’s lab and one from Marc Johnson’s lab were honored for their work in the department at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Appreciation Night.
 

Canopy cover affects habitat selection by adult dragonflies

10 Apr 2018 - 2:26pm
diagram showing adult dragonfly habitat selection

In a new paper in Hydrobiologia, Sarah French (McCauley lab) examined whether habitat choices made by adult dragonflies, and how their aquatic offspring respond determines where dragonflies are found. They observed dragonflies’ responses to open and closed canopy cover at experimental aquatic habitats. Closed canopy cover reduced the number of adult dragonflies arriving at these habitats, but not the survival of larval dragonflies.

Ontario Biology Day News

27 Mar 2018 - 1:38pm
Students at Ontario Biology Day 2018

On March 24 & 25, 2018, Prof. Sanja Hinic-Frlog and a group of 33 UTM Biology undergraduate students presented their ROP or BIO481 research at the 31st Ontario Biology Day at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. UTM Biology students gave 11 talks and presented 8 posters.
 
Four projects received an award this year and they were the projects presented by:

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