Award Winners

Photo of Jared Shaftoe in the field

Congratulations to Jared Shaftoe on receiving the Gaskin Medal in Marine and Freshwater Biology

The Gaskin Medal in Marine and Freshwater Biology is awarded to the student who graduates with the highest cumulative average in the Department of Integrative Biology's Marine and Freshwater Biology Major, this year's recipient is Jared Shaftoe. 

This award was established to honour Dr. David Gaskin, professor in the former Department of Zoology from 1968 - 1998, for his contribution to this field.

Amanda Semenuk receives a Young Scientist Fellowship

Congratulations to Amanda Semenuk, MSc student in the Smith and Jacobs labs, who has received a Young Scientist Fellowship worth 3,000 euros from The Society for Carnivorous Plants in Germany (Gesellschaft für Fleischfressende Pflanzen e.V.) for her MSc thesis research project, "Are salamanders feeding the bog?: using stable isotopes to unravel a unique case of plant carnivory upon a vertebrate in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada".  Congratulations Amanda!  You may have heard Amanda earlier this fall on CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks talking about her summer at the Algonquin Wildlife Resear

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