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
Congratulations to Maria Dolan, one of this year's recipients of the Dr. Erika Gaertner Scholarship in Botany. 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.
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.