IB teaching support/technician, Leslie Rye, has been selected as a recipient of this year's President's Spirit Award for Exemplary Staff Service.
She has served as an undergraduate adviser for the biodiversity major, and supported several student clubs and a field course in Algonquin Park.
This award recognizes and honours Leslie's demonstration of University Spirit by fostering a sense of belonging in the University community.
The Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize is awarded to a graduate student teaching assistant in a Zoology or Biology course co-ordinated through the Department of Integrative Biology. The student must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching as evidenced by letters of support from course supervisors. Students may be nominated by faculty, departmental technicians, or undergraduate students.
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 Jessica Klack.
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 Bryant Family Thesis Research Scholarship is awarded to the student with the best final written report in IBIO*4522 Thesis in Integrative Biology. This year's recipient is Mara McHaffie.
Project title: AM fungi influences the relative strength of intraspecific and interspecific competition between positively and negatively responsive plant species.
Advisor: Prof. H. Maherali
The Bryant Family Research Scholarship is awarded to the student with the best final written report in IBIO*4500 Research in Integrative Biology. This year's award winner is Mikayla Tamblyn.
Project title: Diversity and Stability: The effect of inter and intra-strain variation on drought tolerance in Arabidopsis.
Advisor: Prof. A. MacDougall
Second Reader: Prof. B. Husband
The Hagen Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a full-time MSc students registered in CBS, not beyond semester 5 and full-time PhD students registered in CBS, not beyond semester 9 studying aquatic biodiversity with at least a first class (A-) average in the previous two years of study. Preference will be given to students with an interest in tropical and/or marine fish or aquaculture, doing their research in the Hagen Aqualab.
The Tony Anthony Prize in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy is awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in course ZOO*2090, Vertebrate Structure and Function.
The Ronald Ko Scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the Integrative Biology of Invertebrates course ZOO*3700 in the Department of Integrative Biology, currently offered in the Fall semester.
Michelle Hotchkiss was also last year's recipient of the Tony Anthony Prize in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy!