Challenging honours outside the lab.   In the fall of 2017, Saralin Zassman arrived on the Mount Allison campus for the first time. The Winnipeg native was impressed by the university’s support of her not knowing what she wanted to study, unlike most other schools she had looked at. Zassman began her first year pursuing […]

Mabson’s studies are focused in identifying the limits of human attention    We‘ve all been there, taking notes while listening to your jams, and all of a sudden you’re writing out the lyrics instead of your assignment. Attention, memory, and subsequent performance are intrinsically linked, but the full extent of their connectivity is still relatively […]

One year since the virus took over our lives, how much more do we know now? It has been almost a year since COVID-19 began to dominate our lives. So what has the past year taught us about viruses, about science? The pandemic has reminded us that times of great hardship can lead to great […]

On November 9, we saw some of the most positive news regarding Coronavirus: the development of an effective vaccine. But what does this mean for the pandemic?  Pfizer and the German partner company, BioNTech, collectively announced the development of a vaccine that has proved 90% effective in clinical trials. This is well above the 60% […]

If anything, it’s its biggest opponent. Science offers a unique look at the trans experience through three areas of study: genetics (physiology), neurobiology (psychology) and endocrinology (hormones). The genetic lens looks at biological sex. Most of us learned sometime in middle school that female and male biological attributes are determined by chromosomes X and Y. […]

Honours student Bryn Scott talks about difficulties of research in the pandemic. One of the coolest parts of doing research, according to Bryn Scott, is the equipment it grants students access to. Scott is in her fourth year, completing an honours research in Dr. Meli’s lab. Between chemistry classes and classes for her biochemistry and […]

Honours student Madeleine Robitaille talks biology, research, and field work. Biology student Madeleine Robitaille spent her summer chasing the world famous Bay of Fundy tides. Or more accurately, being chased by the world famous Fundy tides. The Lunenburg native is pursuing a research-based honours in biology under the joint supervision of Dr’s Hamilton and Liefer […]

Confirming that the Ocean really is just that big. We know far more about outer space than we do about the Earth’s oceans. This was reinforced this week by the discovery of a giant coral reef off the coast of Australia. And by big, I mean taller than the Eiffel Tower, taller even than the […]

This year the Argosy will be highlighting many of Mount Allison’s honours science  students by showcasing their research and a bit about themselves! Mount Allison’s science programs afford opportunities for upper year students to participate in year-long research projects, either independent studies or working with a professor on their research. Most students who partake in […]