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Dr. Rehan wins the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship!

Dr. Rehan wins the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship!

Congratulations to Sandra!! To learn more about Sandra's work and the research being conducted in her lab, please go to http://www.rehanlab.com/ From 1965 to 2021, the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships were awarded annually to recognize early stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and to enhance their research capacity so that they could […]

Introducing Dr. Nadia Tsvetkov!

Introducing Dr. Nadia Tsvetkov!

Dr. Nadia Tsvetkov (Supervised by Dr. Amro Zayed and Advised by Dr. L. Packer) successful defended her doctoral thesis on pesticides and bee health on December 14th 2020. Her degree was awarded with distinction. Congratulations Nadia!  Read some of Nadia's research here

Royal Entomological Society Award!

Royal Entomological Society Award!

Congratulations to Laurence Packer, Spencer K. Monckton, Thomas M. Onuferko and Rafael R. Ferrari for being awarded with the Royal Entomological Society's Award for the BEST PAPER published in Insect Conservation and Diversity during 2018 and 2019! Every article published within the preceding two years is considered for this award, with the winner chosen by […]

Rafael Ferrari receives Thesis Dissertation Prize

Rafael Ferrari receives Thesis Dissertation Prize

Recent graduate, Rafael Ferrari (Packer Lab), is awarded Thesis Prize for his PhD dissertation “Systematics and Biogeography of Colletinae with Revisionary Studies of the Species of Colletes Latreille (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Colletinae) from Chile and Eastern South America” Congratulations Rafael! FGS Thesis and Dissertation Prizes honour cutting-edge research

Zayed Lab on York's 2019 top 10 list!

Zayed Lab on York's 2019 top 10 list!

York University released a list of its top 10 moments of 2019. Coming in at number 4 is the BeeCSI project, led by Amro Zayed (and co-led by Leonard Foster, UBC). The project was recently awarded $10 million (Genome Canada and Ontario Genomics) to kick start a nation-wide honey bee genomics project. The group of […]

Nature Inspiration Award to Dr. Laurence Packer!

Nature Inspiration Award to Dr. Laurence Packer!

Dr. Laurence Packer, BEEc lead researcher and distinguished research professor at York University, has been awarded the Nature Inspiration Award! We shared this news on Twitter last month, but this is a noteworthy accomplishment! Congratulations Laurence!   https://science.yorku.ca/research_news/bee-expert-laurence-packer-receives-nature-inspiration-award/

BEEc co-director elected as President of the Entomological Society of Ontario

BEEc co-director elected as President of the Entomological Society of Ontario

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Amro Zayed was elected as the President of the Entomological Society of Ontario - Canada's oldest entomological society. He will serve as President Elect till November 2019, then as President till November 2020, then as Past President till November 2021. More info on the society can be found […]