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Mohawk students excel at Ontario Biology Day 2023


A pair of Mohawk College biotechnology students recently made an award-winning impression at Ontario Biology Day 2023 in competition with university students from across Ontario.

IMG_6952Competing as the only college students in a university-dominated competition, supported by Professor Ethan Paschos, Biotechnology student Salintha Seneviratne earned the Best Oral Presentation award in the Microbiology category. Salintha also achieved the highest point score in the discipline of bioinformatics. As well, student Hitanshu Batra achieved a very high score in the Poster Presentation category, receiving particular praise from the judges for her presentation.

Hosted at Brock University, Ontario Biology Day 2023 gathered more than 200 people from 14 universities across Ontario, and Mohawk College. More than 100 students presented their research in the form of oral presentations and close to 50 displayed their findings through poster presentations. The topics covered ranged from cellular and molecular biology to ecology and environment.

Visit the competition website for a full list of Ontario Biology Day 2023