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2019 News Archive

Western Science Speaks

December 2019
Western Science Speaks S4E8: Don’t Blink: How Living Species Deal with the Rapid Evolution of Parasites
[listen]

Gradcast November 2019
Gradcast Episode #249: BGRF 2019 Mutant Flies & Model Bees
[listen]
Bizarre shark November 2019
A bizarre-looking shark resurfaced on camera after an extraordinary trans-Atlantic adventure
[CNN][read more]
Gradcast November 2019
Gradcast Episode #244: Sonic the Hedgehog
[listen]
hawk attacks rabbit November 2019
Fear and trauma are useful for animals — can we learn from them how to live without it?
[Quirks and Quarks on CBC]
bizarre shark November 2019
Shark salvation found in crossing confirmation
[read more]
iGEM student team October 2019
Student team looks to shine at iGEM
[read more]
Bees and probiotics October 2019
Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease
[CBC News] [CBC Radio] [read more]
Gradcast October 2019
Gradcast Episode #238: Get With the Program Stem Cells!
[listen]
Jacqueline Lebenzon October 2019
Answering in the form of questions
[read more]
Western Science Speaks

October 2019
Western Science Speaks S4E4: The Rise of Fish Farming in Canada
[listen]

lacewing September 2019
Naming something to chirp about for professor
[read more]
Western Science Speaks

September 2019
Western Science Speaks S4E3: Back to square one: The role of metabolism in Alzheimer's Disease
[listen]

Gradcast August 2019
Gradcast Episode #232: There's No Plankton Like Zooplankton
[listen]
Western Science Speaks

August 2019
Western Science Speaks S4E1: Spreading Avian Malaria in the Tropics: The Middleman Mosquito
[listen]

Big cat attack August 2019
Fear of predators leaves long-lasting changes in wild animal
[read more]
scared bird August 2019
Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals
[read more][and more]
mountain lion July 2019
The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice
[The Atlantic]
buildings and birds July 2019
Campus efforts to reduce bird strikes take flight
[read more]
Underwater vehicle July 2019
New underwater research vehicle makes a splash
[read more]
Ben Rubin July 2019
Selections setting off for open spaces
[read more]
Gradcast June 2019
Gradcast Episode #221: DynoMite
[listen]
CRC N Mhatre June 2019
Western lands nine new CRCs among latest round
[read more]
Gradcast June 2019
Gradcast Episode #220: the Super-Powered Stomach of a Spider Mite
[listen]
Gradcast May 2019
Gradcast Episode #219: The Mighty Mite
[listen]
Norm Huner May 2019
Huner heads ‘back to future’ to lead Biotron
[read more]
SHARK! May 2019
Study dives deep into saving endangered shark
[read more] [and more]
Danielle Way May 2019
Four nab Strategic Partnership Grant
[read more]
Bioo= 4999E winner 2019 April 2019
Biology Thesis Day tops off undergraduate capstone course
[read more]
Western Science Speaks

April 2019
Western Science Speaks S3E13: X Marks the Spot: Understanding Social Behavior Through the Brain
[listen]

Tom Haffie April 2019
Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom
[read more]
Tom Haffie April 2019
Haffie and Wahl: Tapping into talent, technology
[read more]
Zoe Lindo March 2019
Zoe Lindo named Faculty Scholar
[read more]
Gradcast March 2019
Gradcast Episode #208: Chillin' with Arachnids
[listen]
Gradcast March 2019
Gradcast Episode #207: To Bee or Not to Bee
[listen]
Gradcast March 2019
Gradcast Episode #206: The Eusocialist Revolution
[listen]
Gradcast March 2019
Gradcast Episode #205: Modeling Eusocial Genes Mathematically
[listen]
Paul Mensink March 2019
Study: Students ignoring online feedback
[read more]
Kenneth Mathews Oommen February 2019
Western mourning death of Science student
[read more]
Sinclair lab January 2019
Researchers eye emerald ash borer’s Winnipeg debut
[read more]