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Biology Seminar Series

The department of Biology offers a bi-weekly seminar series where all undergraduate, post-doctoral fellows, and instructors are welcome.  All seminars reflect the integrative nature of the biological research undertaken in the department.  

All graduate and senior honours Biology students are expected to attend the virtual seminar series.


Mihai Costea

Mihai Costea,
Wilfrid Laurier University

Raquel Alfaro Sanchez

Raquel Alfaro  Sanchez, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rosalind Murray

Rosalind Murray,
University of Toronto, Mississuaga

Trevor Charles

Trevor Charles,
University of Waterloo

Adam Yates

Adam Yates,
University of Waterloo

Jesse Popp

Jesse Popp,
University of Guelph

Julia Riley

Julia Riley,
Mount Allison University

allyson maclean

Dr. Allyson MacLean,
 University of Ottawa


Fall 2022 Schedule


  • Sept. 09 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Mihai Costea (Wilfrid Laurier University) - Title: Discovering New Species in the 21st Century: Slow and Curious
  • Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.: BI601 Integrative Biology Presentations
  • Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m.: MSc Grad Symposia 


  • Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Trevor Charles (University of Waterloo) - Title: TBA (In-person: BA209)
  • Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m.: BI499 Proposal Presentations 


  • Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Adam Yates (University of Waterloo) - Title: Fast feast: response of stream biofilms to short-duration phosphorus loading events (In-person: BA209)
  • Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Rosalind Murray (University of Toronto Mississauga) - Title:
    Mating system evolution and female ornamentation in the dance flies (In-person: BA209)

Winter 2023 Schedule


  • Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Raquel Alfaro Sanchez (Wilfrid Laurier University) - Title: What tree-rings tell us about climate change in the boreal forest (BA-209; In-person)


  • Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m.: MSc Grad Symposia (BA-209)


  • March 3 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Jesse Popp (University of Guelph) - Title: Weaving ways of knowing among the trees (Virtual/Zoom)
  • March 10 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Julia Riley (Mount Allison University) - Title: Tipping the Scales: Behavioural Adaptation in Amphibians and Reptiles (Virtual/Zoom)
  • March 24 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Allyson MacLean (University of Ottawa) - Sponsored by the IDEA Committee (BA-201; In-person and Zoom)
  • March 31 at 2:30 p.m.: BI499 Biology Colloquium


  • April 21 at 2:30 p.m.: MSc Grad Symposia (BA-209)