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!

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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!

Nov. 13-17, 2017!

Hey Biology! This week learn about McMaster Forest with Jordan, in the second Lab of the Month installment from the Dudley Lab! Also, be sure to check out the exciting seminars happening this week!

Tuesday (Oct. 14) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Dr. Dennis Kolosov (O’Donnell lab) present on “Novel ion transport mechanism employed by gluttonous caterpillars” in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Oct. 15) – @ 3:30pm the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium will be having Dr. David Sivak (Simon Fraser U) present on “Designing principles of molecular machines: Efficient control and functional coupling” in ABB 102! Learn more about this presentation here!

Thursday (Oct. 16)

– @ 2:30pm the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour Colloquium will be having Dr. Jeff Crukley (Starkey Hearing Technologies) present on “Cognitive capacity and listening effort: A study using consumer-grade equipment” in PC 155! Learn more about this presentation here!

– @ 4pm the Biology Departmental seminar will be happening in HSC 1A4! Keep checking your inbox for more information!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for other exciting events and seminars happening this week!

Nov. 6-10, 2017!

Hey there Biology! We hope you had a great McMaster Water Week last week and enjoyed reading about the Xu lab as October’s lab of the Month! This month we’re featuring the Dudley Lab, with the first post all about Sebastian’s work!

Monday (Oct. 6) – @ 4:30pm the BGSS will be having their monthly meeting in the second floor lounge! Come out to chat about Holly Frolic, GRD, and more!

Tuesday (Oct. 7) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Dr. Erin Leonard (Nurse Lab) present on “An interdisciplinary look at cholera” in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Oct. 8) – @ 3:30pm the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium will be having Dr. Heather Knutson (California Institute of Technology) present on “Exoplanet detectives: Seeking clues to explain the diverse architectures of exoplanetary systems” in ABB 102!

Thursday (Oct. 9) – @ 4pm the Biology departmental seminar series will be having Dr. Graham Scott (McMaster U) present on “Living the high life: Integrative functional mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation” in HSC 1A4!

Be sure to keep an eye out for other exciting events and seminars happening this week!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

Hey there Biology! This week there are lots of events happening, be sure to check them out! Also, be sure to read through the last post from the Xu lab about their agricultural applications!

Monday (Oct. 30) – Happy McMaster Water Week! Today starts water week with a special talk by Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Dr. Henry Pollack! Register for the events here!

Tuesday (Oct. 31) – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

– the BGSS Halloween party kicks off in the morning with a scavenger hunt – so keep refreshing your inbox for the first clue!

– @ noon have your door decorations completed, as judging will start soon!

– @ 3pm bring your carved pumpkin to the lounge and your awesome costumes too, as the Halloween party begins now!

– @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Brett Culbert (Balshine Lab) present on “Going through changes: The effects of social ascent in a cichlid fish” in LSB 213A!

 

Wednesday (Nov. 1) – @ 3:30pm Dr. Rowan Thomsom (Carleton U) will be presenting at the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on “Advancing cancer radiation therapy with physics: Multiscale modeling from patient to cells” in ABB 102!

Thursday (Nov. 2) – @ 4pm the Biology departmental seminar series will be having Dr. Sarah Adamowicz (U Guelph) present on “DNA barcoding and the origin of species” in HSC 1A4!

Have a great week Biology!

 

Oct. 23-27, 2017!

Good day, fellow Biologists! Here’s a look at some of the exciting seminars happening this week!

Tuesday (Oct. 24) – @ 4pm Vox Physiologica will be having Dr. Gary Burness (Trent U) present on “Effect of the rearing environment on avian morphology and physiology” in LSB 213A!

Wednesday (Oct. 25) – @ 1:30pm Dr. Duncan O’Dell (McMaster U) will be presenting on “The Abraham-Minkowski controversy: An ultracold atom perspective” in ABB 102!

Thursday (Oct. 26)
– @ 2:30pm the Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour Colloquium will be having Dr. Morten Christiansen (Cornell U) present on “Creating language: From milliseconds to millennia” in PC 155!
– @ 4pm the Biology departmental seminars series will have Dr. Elizabeth Rideout (UBC) present on “Sex differences in Drosophila physiology and behaviour) in HSC 1A4!

Be sure to keep an eye out for other exciting events and seminars happening this week! Also, don’t forget to sign up for McMaster Water Week events!