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Grants provide seed funding for cancer researchers

UWindsor researchers William Crosby, Maher El-Masri and Alioune Ngom received Seeds4Hope grants for their work to fight cancer.

Online component gives biology students a head start on learning

Students Hussein Hammoud and Marisa Market have helped to develop a blended learning approach to biology labs.

Canada Research Chair hoping to retain research institute’s reputation as seat of knowledge

Hugh MacIsaac has been named Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Invasive Species.

Commentary a cri de coeur for conservation

Ecological conservation shouldn’t be derailed by economic sanctions dictated by politics, says a UWindsor researcher whose commentary on the subject has been published by the journal Nature. Nigel Hussey wants you to think of pristine marine and terrestrial wildlife resources when you think of Sudan. But first, Sudan needs greater access to conservation funding and that’s proving to be a struggle because of economic sanctions imposed on the country.

Students get up close and personal connection to local environment

Second-year ecology students had a wonderful opportunity to experience Windsor’s Carolinian habitat last week, during field work in Ojibway Park.

Ornithology students study birds on the wing

A field trip Saturday took ornithology students to bird-watching hotspots in Canada’s migration corridor.

Cancer researcher pays tribute to mother in Relay for Life

UWindsor biology professor Lisa Porter will run in the Relay for Life on June 20.

Biology student to run for brain cancer research

Third-year biology student Samer Jassar spends a fair amount of time working in the lab trying to understand the various pathways that allow cancer cells to spread. This weekend, he’ll hit the pathways of east Windsor to raise funds to support cancer research, as well as for those struggling with brain tumours.

Health of Detroit River subject of public lecture Wednesday

A public lecture Wednesday will discuss the cleanliness of the Detroit River.

Bird migration research earns top honours for fourth-year biology student

Based on the award-winning research of a fourth-year biology student, it should be a safe bet that most migratory birds will be a little late this spring getting back to the area from down south. After analyzing 18 years of bird banding data, Rachel Hasson discovered that nine varieties of song birds, ranging from orioles to warblers, were arriving back to southern Ontario anywhere from three to eight days early, depending on the change in temperature in any given year.