John Riley (Nature Conservancy of Canada) Talk

Next Wednesday, January 14th, John Riley (Nature Conservancy of Canada senior science advisor, author of "The Once and Future Great Lakes Country") will be a guest of SEDRD.

Riley's talk will describe the history of environmental change in the Great Lakes basin, including massive declines in flora and fauna to recent increases in nature protection and re-wilding.

Environmental Soil Chemistry Faculty position at McGill University

 The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Soil Chemistry. The successful candidate will conduct research with a focus on the chemistry of degraded soils, particularly as it applies to urban and peri-urban agricultural and contaminated sites. Research areas of particular interest include the remediation and restoration of soil quality of degraded and contaminated sites, and the behavior, bioavailability and transport of trace metals and organic contaminants.

Congratulations to our Graduate Students

Name of the Award                       




Mrs. Ruth B. Peer

Daniel Borges


Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association                

Dr. Mark Boyce, a world leader in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Ecology

As we prepare to hunker down for the chilly holiday season; we have a few more opportunities to huddle together over a warm cup of coffee (or at least sit stoically in the same room).  Importantly, we have three exciting departmental seminars before 2014 gives way to a new year:  

Congratulations Dr Yamini Gopalapillai

Please join us in congratulating Dr Yamini Gopalapillai (PDF with Dr. Bev Hale's  lab).  Yamini is the 2014 recipient of the SETAC / ICA Chris Lee Award for Metals Research, sponsored by The International Copper Association and initiated by SETAC to recognize the leadership and technical contributions by the late Dr. Chris Lee. 


Ontario Pest Management Conference 2014

Congratulations Justine & Zach!

Justine Shiell - Honorable Mention Oral Presentation, Crop Life Canada Award (co advised by Cynthia Scott-Dupree and Simon Lachance) 

Zach Telfer - 1st place undergrad poster competition and winner of C. Ron Harris award (undergrad project with Rebecca Hallett, now MSc student with Cynthia Scott-Dupree)

Eastern Apicultural Society Graduate Student Award to Daneil Borges

Congratulations  to Daniel Borges, graduate student under the supervision of Prof. Ernesto Guzman and Prof. Paul H. Goodwin

Graduate Student Award, given by the Eastern Apicultural Society. This award is given to outstanding graduate students of Apiculture studying in North American Universities. In this case for studies on the use of nutraceuticals for the control of the honey bee parasitic fungus Nosema ceranae. Richmond, Kentucky, USA, July 2014.

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