Award Recognition 2020


Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize the significance of the Dish With One Spoon Covenant to this land and that today, this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Through these words, we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them and we're reminded of our connection and responsibility to this land where we learn and work.


Welcome from the College Leadership


Congratulations to Our Students

The College of Biological Science congratulates our 2020 undergraduate and graduate award winners on their academic achievements! Although celebrations look quite different this year, we are so proud of the excellence of our students and aim to celebrate these achievements with you.

We also thank the generosity of our donors for making these awards possible and want to share some of their stories with you.


Thank you to our donors!

Thank you to our Donors Transcript




2020 Award winners

Alice Wang

Amelia Doerksen

Andie Siemens

Aoife Pucchio

Breanna Redford

Christopher MacLeod

Denika Hope

Dheyaa Al-Najafi

Ghaid Asfour

Gretta Olivares

Hamza Saqib Rashid

Hayden Hartwick

Helen Chen

Jacquelyn Ogata-Bean

Jagdesh Birdi

Jessica Linton

Joshua Summers

Justin Ovadia

Lana Katz

Laryssa Laurignano

Megan Vaz

Melanie Costa

Michael Prudencio-Brunello

Rianna Scott

Sana Gavarikar

Sarah Ferrone

Sarah Vangalen

Stewart McLellan

Thomas Lack

Tyler Taubmann

William Ibbott

Zhi Tao Fang


Avery Robinson, Roche Molecular Biochemical Award of Excellence

Brandon Graham, Hagen Graduate Scholarship

Daniel Saurette, Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships

Elisa Lau, Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize

Jason Moggridge, Master of Bioinformatics Entrance Scholarship

Katarina Doma, CFUW Scholarship for Women in Grad Studies

Kathleen Nolan, Morwick Scholarships in Aquatic Biology

Liam Doyle, Dr. Donald Robert Phillips Molecular and Cellular Biology Scholarship

Mark Minnow, Dr. Donald Robert Phillips Molecular and Cellular Biology Scholarship     

Michael Yushishen, Morwick Scholarships in Aquatic Biology 

Michelle Thompson, Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships

Mohsen Hesami, Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships

Rachel (Karson) Theriault, Pharmacia Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Award

Sage Handler, Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships

Susan Procopio, Morwick Scholarships in Aquatic Biology    

Uchenna Uju, Master of Bioinformatics Entrance Scholarship


Aidan Brushett, CBS Student Council Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship

Alexander Botschner, L. Norman Gibbins Memorial Fund

Alexis Pereira, Bryant Family Research Prize Scholarship

Amber Ziebarth, Dr. David Porter Memorial Prize in Physiology

Andrew Kokavec, Dr. Peter Eyre Pharmacology and Toxicology Prize

Anna Schaefer, Keates (Dr. R.A.B.) Biochemistry Scholarship

Anna Schaefer, Society of Chemical Industry Prize in Biochemistry

Anna Tran, Kenneth James Berg Memorial Scholarship

Anthony Nguyen, CBS Student Council Academic Achievement Scholarship

Avery Hinks, Athletic Club Scholarship for Human Kinetics

Avery Hinks, Chair's Prize in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Breanna Redford, Natural Resource Solutions Scholarship in Laboratory & Field Work in Ecology

Caitlin Menzies, Natural Resource Solutions Prize in Field Ecology

Caleb Leary, Boyd (W.H.) Scholarship

Carmen Salayka, Shutt Memorial Award

Catherine Peckham, Lynn Medal in Zoology

Charlotte Jones-Whitehead, Hagen Undergraduate Scholarship

Chuyun Chen, Michael J. Emes Scholarship

Connor Gianetto-Hill, Gibco/BRL Microbiology Research Excellence Prize

Daniel Guevara-Mann, Ronald Ko Scholarship

Danielle Gartshore, Catherine & Brian Berg Memorial Bursary

Denika Hope, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lu Scholarship

Desiree Francis, Robert Orr Lawson Microbiology Entrance Scholarship

Diego Steed, Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship in Botany

Emilie Nicholl, Fred Ramprashad Scholarship

Emily Fowler, Bruce Sells Medal of Academic Excellence

Hamza Saqib, Lionel Bradley Pett Scholarship

Helen Chen, Lionel Bradley Pett Scholarship

Ian Murphy, Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship in Botany

Ingrid Jones, Isabella Anderson Conway Scholarship

Isaiah Burton, Johnson & Johnson Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in Science

Isobel Barlow-Busch, Analytical Biochemistry Scholarships

Isobel Barlow-Busch, Honours Biochemistry Scholarship

Jacqueline Maw, Bruce Holub Prize

Jake Brill, Stephanie Betts Memorial Scholarship

James Goetz, Dr. R.M.W. Stevenson Microbiology Scholarship

James Goetz, Pharmacia & Upjohn Medal in Microbiology

Jasmin Jordan, Robert Orr Lawson Third Year Microbiology In course Scholarship

Jeff Wang Li, Jessica Marie Hamather Memorial Scholarship

Jeneka Navaranjan, Gary Partlow Prize for Leadership & Academic Excellence

Ji Hong Koo, Hagen Undergraduate Scholarship

Joyce Ang, CBSAA Student Scholarship

Julianah Oguntala, CBS OTSS Scholarship

Justin Yaniv, CBS OTSS Scholarship

Karly Masse, Peter Mann Award for Embryology

Khadija Saiyeda, Microbiology Entrance Bursary (Estate of Robert Orr)

Kiana Gibson, Jack K. Barclay Physiology Scholarship

Kyra Sykes, Bryant Family Research Prize Scholarship

Lauren Philippi, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (HHNS Internal Award)

Lauren Stam, Pari Basrur Research Prize

Linda Nong, Tony Anthony Prize

Lisa Lavalle, Alex Peepre Memorial Scholarship

Madison McArthur, Dr. Ken Fisher Prize for Histology and Embryology

Maria Dolan, Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship in Botany

Mazen Moustafa, Honours Biochemistry Scholarship

Megan Wyatt, John T Powell Scholarship

N.D. Chau Tran, Chemical Institute of Canada Silver Medal in Biochemistry

N.D. Chau Tran, Frances Sharom Biochemistry Scholarship

Nicholas Paroshy, Monroe Landon Memorial Scholarship

Nicole Gauvreau, Excellence in Marine & Freshwater Biology Scholarship

Nicole Leblanc, CBS Gold Medalist Award

Nicole Leblanc, Hagen Undergraduate Scholarship

Noah Ghomeshi, Frederick Hutt Entrance Scholarship

Oliver Bullingham, Keith Ronald Undergrad Scholarship

Olivia Cotnam, Gaskin Medal in Marine & Freshwater Biology

Olivia Wallace, Robert Orr Lawson Third Year Microbiology In course Scholarship

Philip Lemaitre, Linda S. Allen Memorial Graduation Prize

Sabrina Watson, Hugh D. Branion Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Bolger, Pari Basrur Research Prize

Sana Gavarikor, Tony Anthony Prize

Sandra Jaskowiak, Farzom Rad Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Trilesky, Analytical Biochemistry Scholarships

Sebastian Karpinski, Lionel Bradley Pett Scholarship

Shaima Alam, Kenneth F. Gregory Scholarship (Dr. and Mrs.)

Sibley Duckert, Gordon McNally Memorial Award

Simon Jeeves, Kenneth F. Gregory Scholarship (Dr. and Mrs.)

Skyii Kempers, Bernice and Bruce Sells Leadership Scholarship

Sofia Mendoza, Precambrian Aquatic Prize

Stephanie Fontyn, Hagen Undergraduate Scholarship

Taylor Morrison, Brian L. Walker Memorial Scholarship

Taylor Morrison, Chair's Prize in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Tristan Derry, Chair's Prize in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Vivian Huynh, Janet M. Wood Scholarship

Vivien Truong, Hung-So Chow Yuen Leadership Scholarship

William Van Blyderveen, Bryant Family Thesis Research Prize Scholarship



A message from our donors

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