Jan Ciborowski

Charles Macdonald, Tricia Carmichael, Chris Weisener, Christina Semeniuk, Ronald Barron and Marcelo ArbexActing dean of science Charles Macdonald congratulates Faculty Performance Award winners Tricia Carmichael, Chris Weisener, Christina Semeniuk, Ronald Barron and Marcelo Arbex. Each will receive a grant of $1,000 in recognition of their contributions over the past year.

Reception celebrates successes in science

Biology professor Jan Ciborowski received a lifetime achievement award December 4 at the Science Celebration of Success.

Restoring wetlands after oilsands mining focus of public lecture

Over 60 per cent of boreal Canada is made up of lakes, rivers, marshes, bogs, fens and swamps: wetland habitats that are an essential component of the boreal forest’s biodiversity.

Biology professor Jan Ciborowski will discuss efforts to rebuild sustainable wetlands in disturbed landscapes such as the postmining landscape of the oilsands region in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “The Landscape after Oilsands Mining: studying, measuring, protecting, and restoring Alberta's northern wetlands.”

New map identifies Great Lakes environmental hot spots

The Great Lakes are at risk of “death by a thousand cuts,” according to a University of Windsor biologist who was part of an international team of scientists who spent three years identifying the worst threats to one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water.

Stream ecology class has students wading into field experience

Biology students explored the flowing waters of Rock Glen Conservation Area over the September 22 and 23 weekend as a field trip for professor Lynda Corkum’s course in Stream Ecology.

To ensure a full experience for all participants, half the class of 32 went each day, comparing the area’s two rivers: using survey equipment to calculate slopes, measuring discharge, and collecting chlorophyll samples to estimate algal abundance. The students also compared the aquatic insects that live under rocks in riffles and pools in each river.

Free barbecue brings together campus community

Saying she never passes up free food, third-year acting student Alejandra Simmons pulled her classmates to the Campus Community Barbecue, Tuesday in the quad between Dillon and Chrysler halls.

“I really appreciate the fact that there is a vegetarian option,” Simmons said as she sat on the lawn with her jumbo tofu hotdog. “It’s great—these fake meats are usually too expensive for me.”

Her friend Gracie Robbin said her lunch was “delicious”: a Mediterranean smoky sausage topped with mustard, sauerkraut, hot peppers and onions.