Graduate Student Paper Award Winners (2018)
Ecology and Evolution:
Winner: Sara Campbell from Mandrak Lab
Paper title: Dissecting spatiotemporal patterns of functional diversity through the lens of Darwin’s naturalization conundrum.
Cell & Molecular Biology:
Winner: Amriya Naufer from Terebiznik Lab
Paper title: pH of endophagosomes controls association of their membranes with Vps34 and PI(3)P levels
Assistant Professor Christina Guzzo of the department of biological sciences is receiving federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Professor Blake Richards has received an Early Researcher awards from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.
|Nathan Lovejoy has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Please join me in congratulating Professor Lovejoy.||04.12.18|
Congratulations to Prof. Nick Mandrak who is this year's recipient of the Loftus Award. The full title is: Jack Christie/Kan H. Loftus Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions toward Understanding Healthy Great Lakes Ecosystems. http://www.glfc.org/loftus-award.php
|Congratulations go out to Andrew Mason, Marc Cadotte and Rene Harrison who have been promoted to Full Professor!||01.05.17|
Assistant Professor Bebhinn Treanor is awarded a Canada Research Chair in Spatially-Resolved Biochemistry. Treanor’s research focuses on the biochemical processes that drive immune cell activation, specifically the role of B cells. These cells are targets of vaccination because they produce molecules called antibodies, which are important for the destruction of pathogens in the body. Treanor’s research aims to fundamentally understand immune response, how it’s regulated, and how it can be controlled to develop therapies for lymphomas and autoimmune diseases. Congratulations Bebhinn!
The Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Maydianne Andrade as Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs and Equity. Congratulations Maydianne!
Professor Blake Richards has been appointed an Associate Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), in the Learning in Machines and Brains program.
Professors Nick Mandrak, Patrick McGowan, and Jason Weir have all been granted tenure. Congratulations to all three on this (well-earned) milestone!
Congratulations to Professor Clare Hasenkampf on her promotion this year to Full Professor.
Swara Shah (Lovejoy Lab) received the Undergraduate Research Award
Devrim Coskun (Kronzucker Lab) received the Principal's Graduate Research Award
Nikki Alber has won the UTSC Graduate Student TA Teaching Award
Our internal awards for grad student publication of the year went to Matt Kolmann (Lovejoy Lab) for the EEB category, and Kewei Xu (Harrison Lab) for the CSB category.
Congratulations to all award recipients!
|Professor Maydianne Andrade has received the Principal's Research Award.||19.05.2016|
|Congratulations to Professors Harrison, Vanlerberghe and Welch for successful NSERC RTI applications.||10.05.2016|
|Congratulations to Professors Boonstra, Cadotte, Lovejoy, and Weir for successful NSERC DG renewals, and Professors Molnar and Thiele as successful new applicants.||11.04.2016|
|Congratulations to Professor Jason Weir who has been awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) along with the successful renewal of his NSERC Discovery Grant.||11.04.2016|
|Professor Rene Harrison has been awarded a major grant from the Canadian Space Agency.||18.03.2016|
|Professor Maydianne Andrade has been appointed Fellow of the Animal Behaviour Society.||18.03.2016|
|Professor Kenneth Welch has been awarded a major research grant from the Human Frontier Science Program.||18.03.2016|
|Professor Blake Richards has been selected for a Google Faculty Research Award to fund his proposal on: Enhanced Reinforcement Learning Through Episodic Control.||16.02.2016|
|Professor Herbert Kronzucker Q & A on alleviating world hunger||15.10.2015|
|Professor Rongmin Zhao has been awarded tenure||17.08.2015|
|MSc student Eliana Vonapartis has received an OGS scholarship for 2015-2016||28.07.2015|
|PhD student Sophia Lavergne has received recently a graduate student award of merit from the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) for full article please click||27.05.2015|
|Dr. Kenneth Welch has been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure||25.05.2015|
|Dr. Nathan Lovejoy led students on a tropical biodiversity expedition in the Costa Rica rainforest||30.04.2015|
|Dr. Blake Richards a Young Investigators’ Grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)||08.04.2015|
|Dr. Malcolm Campbell will become Vice President, Research at the University of Guelph||25.03.2015|
|Dr. Patrick McGowan has been selected as the recipient of a 2015 Early Research Award, from the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation||24.03.2015|
|Dr. Aarthi Ashok has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award||24.03.2015|
|Dr. Bebhinn Treanor has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Bhagirath Singh Early Career Award in Infection and Immunity||12.02.2015|
|Dr. Aarthi Ashok has been promoted to Senior Lecturer||08.01.2015|
|Professor Marc Cadotte and Professor Mauricio Terebiznik have become Associate Professors||21.11.2014|
|Professor Mauricio Terebiznik has been awarded tenure.||18.11.2014|
|New research by UTSC Professor Rudy Boonstra reveals that arctic ground squirrels have found a way to pump up with steroids without the associated risks.||05.11.2014|
|Professor Rudy Boonstra received the Principal's Research Award.||30.10.2014|
|Dr. Blake Richards has joined the department as an Assistant Professor.||30.09.2014|
|Memorial garden dedicated to Professor Fred Urquhart.||30.09.2014|
|Professor Marc Cadotte explores the role invasive species play in urban ecosystems.||09.09.2014|
|Professor Marc Cadotte has been awarded tenure.||25.08.2014|
|Professor Herbert Kronzucker has accepted the position of editor-in-chief for the Journal of Plant Physiology.||25.08.2014|
|Professor Marc Cadotte has been appointed as the new TD Limited Term Professorship in Urban Forest Conservation and Biology.||12.08.2014|
|Congratulations to Professors Herbert Kronzucker, Nicholas Mandrak, Blake Richards, Greg Vanlerberghe, and Rongmin Zhao who are part of a group of UTSC researchers who have received NSERC Discovery Grant funding||31.07.2014|
|Congratulations to Professor Marc Cadotte on receiving an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation||26.05.2014|
|Dr. Aarthi Ashok wins Pat Rogers Poster prize at STLHE conference.||30.09.2013|
|Professor Nathan Lovejoy helps identify new genus of electric fish.||26.09.2013|
|Professor Rudy Boonstra wins the C. Hart Merriam Award for his research in mammalogy.||11.07.2013|
|Professor Herbert Kronzucker is the recipient of a Bayer Canada Science for a Better Life Award in recognition of his work on Rice.||17.05.2013|
|Ph. D student Dr. Marina Cvetkovska has won an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship.||18.04.2013|
|Professor Herbert Kronzucker is this year's recipient of the Principal's Research Award and will speak at the first annual Principal's Research Award Lecture & Reception.||15.02.2013|
|Professor Rudy Boonstra is the guest editor for a special edition of Functional Ecology, focusing on the Ecology of Stress.||01.02.2013|
|Professor Rene Harrison receives CIHR funding for research on the cell biology of Chlamydia infections.||30.01.2013|
|Professor Joanne Nash receives grant to study potential Parkinson's treatment.||20.09.2012|
|New iExplore field course in Biological Sciences: "From Field to Forest".||27.04.2012|
|Caroline Tucker has won the EEB Ramsay Wright award for her excellence in research and leadership in EEB.||16.04.2012|
|MSc Student Dean Koucoulas wins Cathy Orlando Award for Environmental Stewardship. Link to article.||02.04.2012|
|Professor Patrick McGowan receives grant to study chronic fatigue.||28.02.2012|
|Professor Malcolm Campbell among one of two UTSC faculty members who have received a prestigious boost from NSERC.||17.02.2012|
|Professor Sonia Gazzarrini's research on seed formation may help to improve crops.||03.02.2012|
|Dr. Patrick McGowan discusses how stresses early in life can potentially impact epigenetic mechanisms and disease susceptibility later.||25.08.2011|
|Professor Rudy Boonstra discusses Arctic Squirrel hibernation patterns on CBC's Quirks and Quarks. News Release in Science Daily.||01.10.2011|
|BIOA01 Biodiversity Walk spearheaded by Professors Mary Olaveson, Ivana Stehlik and Clare Hasenkampf a huge success!||16.09.2011|
|Professor Clare Hasenkampf discusses strategies and alternatives to office hours for large classes as part of the President's Teaching Academy Project for the support of large classes.||25.08.2011|