Holly Frolic!

Come celebrate the holidays at Holly Frolic this Friday, December 7th!!

Tickets are still available until today (Tuesday) at 5pm!

Get your tickets from Eventbrite – Student and post-doc tickets now reduced to $20!!

Hope to see you there!!



Biology Welcome Party!

We’re Back!!

To celebrate the start of a new school year and to welcome our new students the BGSS is hosting a Biology Welcome Party!

Grad students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us at the Phoenix Bar and Grill on Friday, October 19, 2018 (that’s tomorrow!!) at 4:00pm for food and drinks!

We hope to see you there and stay tuned for exciting updates to come!


Dec. 18-Jan. 5!

Hey Biology! The Winter Break is upon us!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Holly Frolic to make it such a success and so much fun! We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year and welcoming our new January-start students!

Seasons Greetings!

Dec. 11-15!

Hey Biology! Seminars are done for the semester, but it’s time for some awesome seasonal events!

Thursday (Dec. 14) – @ 3pm Fish Nog will be happening in the lounge! Make sure you come hungry!

Sunday (Dec. 16) – @ 6:30pm Holly Frolic will starting at the Phoenix! Get your tickets now!

Dec. 4-8!

Welcome to December, Biology! There are lots of exciting seminars happening this week, be sure to check them out!

Tuesday (Dec. 5) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Hossein Mehdi (Balshine Lab) present on “Multi-stressor impacts on fish energetics and stress response: A comparison between lab and field studies” in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Dec. 6) – @ 12:30pm WISE will be having their Mentor of the Month seminar in JHE 328 with Dr. Rosa da Silva! RSVP to this free event!

Thursday (Dec. 7) – @ 4pm the Biology Departmental seminar series will be having Dr. Robin Cameron (McMaster U) present on “Plant immunity: From inter-leaf communication to super immunity in aging Arabidposis” in HSC 1A4!

AND don’t forget to sign up for Holly Frolic!

Nov. 27 to Dec. 1!

Hey Biology! This week learn about native plant restoration with Stefan in the Dudley lab and volunteer opportunities too, in the Dudley lab’s last installment for Lab of the Month! Also, be sure to check out the awesome seminars happening this week!

Tuesday (Nov. 28) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Brittney Borowiec (Scott Lab) present on “Thermal tolerance of invasive pumpkinseed sunfish” in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Nov. 29) – @ 12:30pm the EEB seminar series will be having Melanie Massey (U Toronto) present on “The embryonic thermal environment in a northern population of snapping turtles” in LSB 213A! (Pizza will be served, as always!)

– @ 3:30pm the Physics and Astronomy colloquium will be having Dr. Arun Paramekanti (U Toronto) present on “Topological phases in strongly correlated materials” in ABB 102!

Thursday (Nov. 30) – @ 4pm the Biology departmental seminar series will be having Dr. Anne Simon (Western U) present on “The fly social space: Genetic and environmental influences” in HSC 1A4!

Friday (Dec. 1) – @ 3pm the Psychology, Neurobiology, and Behaviour seminar series will be happening in PC 155!

Also, be sure to purchase your Holly Frolic ticket and give us your dinner order! You can do that all here! Have a great week Biology!

Nov. 20-24, 2017!

Hey Biology! This week learn about kin recognition in plants with Alexandra in the Dudley lab post, and don’t forget to check out all of the exciting seminars and events this week!

Tuesday (Nov. 21) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be happening in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Nov. 22) – @ 3:30pm Dr. Roger Melko (U Waterloo) will be presenting at the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on “Machine learning, the many-body problem” in ABB 102! Learn more about this presentation here!

Thursday (Nov. 23) – @ 4pm the Biology departmental seminar series will be happening in HSC 1A4! Be sure to keep an eye on your emails to learn more!

ALSO exciting Holly Frolic NEWS! Holly Frolic will be happening on Dec. 16th at 7:30pm! Tickets are $15 for students, which can be bought off of a BGSS member (cash only) or purchased online; please let us know what you will be having for dinner here!