Jeremy Kerr has earned that award by devoting his career to engaging the public and policy makers around the excitement and value of nature and biodiversity. He has brought science, and especially global change biology and conservation science, into the lives of Canadians thanks to his high profile scientific discoveries, leading to globally impactful papers in journals like Science.
Fish exposed to the antidepressant drug Prozac pass on altered behaviour to the next three generations, raising questions about what might happen to human children whose mothers take the drug.
At the University of Ottawa, researchers Vance Trudeau and Marilyn Vera-Chang exposed fish eggs and newly-hatched fish to Prozac levels typical of what would cross the human placenta and reach an embryo. Read the full article.
Laurie Chan studies the toxic effects of chemical contaminants on wildlife and humans. Chan has worked with indigenous peoples across Canada to address their food safety and security issues. Chan and his team develop innovative approaches to study health determinants at the local, regional and global levels.