Six new scholars awarded Arrell Scholarships
Six new scholars have earned the prestigious Arrell Scholarships this year, representing a range of agri-food expertise. The Arrell Scholars program provides $50,000 per year to graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence as well as an effort to build a healthier, more sustainable and more just food system. As part of the scholarship each student will participate in an applied learning program where they will hone valuable leadership skills and build stronger networks in the agri-food sector.
Congratulations to Joschka McLeod, one of this year's recipients of the Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship. The Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship was established to encourage young scientists passionate about botany. Selection is based on the highest combined average of any two of the BOT courses. In the event of a tie, the three students with the highest average in the last academic semester will be selected. No application required.
Established in 2019 in memory of Dr. Denis Lynn, College Professor Emeritus of the Department of Integrative Biology, the Lynn Medal in Zoology is awarded to the graduating Zoology major with the highest cumulative average. This year's recipient is Isaiah Box.
The Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize was established to honour Dr. A.L.A. Middleton, professor in the Department of Zoology from 1966 - 2001, for his contribution to undergraduate education at the University of Guelph. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching as evidenced by letters of support from course supervisors.
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 Sarah Kinoshita.
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.
The Ronald Ko Scholarship represents income generated by a trust fund established by Dr. Ko. One annual award is presented in the Winter semester. Application is not required.
Natural Resource Solutions Inc. established the Natural Resource Solution Scholarship in Laboratory & Field Work in Ecology to acknowledge students demonstrating academic excellence in the area of field work in ecology. This scholarship is presented to the student with the highest grade in BIOL*3010. This year's recipient is Catherine Rutherford.
The Hagen Graduate Scholarship is given to a student with an interest in tropical and/or marine fish or aquaculture, who is registered in CBS and studying aquatic biodiversity with at least a first class (A-) average. This year's winner is MSc student Elisa Lau from the Ballantyne Lab.
Thesis: Hydroxyurea synthesis in the White-Spotted Bamboo Shark