Launch of the new Herbarium Website

The Claude Garton Herbarium website has a new look!

The Claude Garton Herbarium is located on the third floor (CB3027) of the Centennial Building at Lakehead University. It was established in 1967 and given the universal herbarium code of LKHD.

The present and future focus is to keep it as a regional herbarium of Northwestern Ontario. However, through exchanges in the past, the Herbarium has specimens from other regions of Canada and many other parts of the world.

The Claude Garton Herbarium is open to the public (call to confirm hours of operation). Erika North is the present curator. Loans of specimens are usually reserved for institutions that are carrying out research such as plant distributions and taxonomic revisions.

L.A.B.S. Kingfisher Retreat

The Lakehead Association of Biology Students (LABS) hosted a special event:
It was held on Saturday and Sunday January 26/27 at the Kingfisher Outdoor Education Centre.

Morris & Qin receive NSERC Funding Awards

Media Release: Lakehead University Researchers Receive NSERC Funding Awards

Lakehead University scientists will receive more than $1.899 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for ground-breaking research projects relating to forestry, the consequences of environmental change, mining, and more.

NSERC grants support excellence in research at Canada’s universities. Twenty-one NSERC grants have been awarded to Lakehead professors to support their research.

These researchers will also receive $395,500 from partners.

“These incredible projects will one day change the world,” said Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson. “This innovative research once again affirms how Lakehead is meeting our goals of nurturing discovery, innovation, and scholarship,” he said.

Dr. Rui Wang, Vice-President (Research, Economic Development & Innovation), said the NSERC grants recognize the world-class research happening at Lakehead University. “Our researchers will be able to pursue their important work with this support,” Dr. Wang said.

Click here to read more about this important announcement.


Spring 2014 Course Offerings

Spring 2014 Course Offerings
The preliminary Spring & Summer 2014 course schedule is now available.
Registration will open in December.
Enrollment considerations apply.
See CEDL (Distributed Learning) website for more information or click here for Biology courses.



Summer/Fall Internship and Tutorial Courses

Opportunities for Taking Research Internship or Tutorial Course (Biology 3990/3991 and Biology 4610/4630)
If you are interested in working on one of the following projects as a Research Internship Course (Biology 3990/3991) or Tutorial Course (Biology 4610/4630), either in the summer semester or fall semester of 2013, please contact us. For more information about the courses, please click http://mycoursecalendar. The projects are: (1) Algae for Wastewater Treatment and Biofuel Production, (2) Microbial Treatment of Mining Wastewater, (3) Degradation of Lipofuscin by Soil Bacteria, (4) Extraction of Bioactive Components using Northern Ontario Medicinal Plants. For more information in our research, please click wqin/. Contact information:

Tier II CRC in Aquatic Ecotoxicology posting

Tier II CRC in Aquatic Ecotoxicology

The Department of Biology at Lakehead University invites applications for an NSERC Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC II) in Aquatic Ecotoxicology. The successful candidate will be an early-career researcher (less than ten years from Ph.D.) with the potential to develop an international reputation for research excellence in their field.
For more details please click here.