Author Archives: bkallay22

About bkallay22

I am a second-third year Biomedical Sciences major at York University.

Let’s Talk About Ricin from the Ricinus communis plant!

Today my mind has been jumping around, it’s exam time, lots and lots of deadlines have come knocking at the door! Then suddenly the idea of Ricin popped into my head, as I wrote my cherry blossom tree blogpost! So, … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Trees!

Earlier this year I was trying to figure out how to grow Japanese cherry blossom trees, but ultimately ended up failing and have put that project on hiatus, as it takes 4-5 months of stratification. In my case, the seeds … Continue reading

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Glendon Campus Photostory-> Segment 7 of the Don River

Two weeks ago on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Bonnie and I had quite the adventure visiting YorkU Keele Campus’ beautiful sister campus, Glendon. Fun fact: there are ghost stories about the campus. We were assigned to survey and take pictures … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Reef Crisis in Australia!

Coral reefs are keystone species (the polyps) that make up their own ecosystems. The Great Barrier Reef is a great example of such and is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. By having a UNESCO World Heritage site declaration, it … Continue reading

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My Summer Doing Humanitarian Work

This summer my goal was to focus on personal development doing many cool mini-projects! The most memorable mini-project that I would like to share is when I volunteered to do some humanitarian with Million Dollar Smiles, through Brampton Rotary Club (shout … Continue reading

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