Measuring population trends for water birds such as cormorants, gulls, and other water birds has been limited by available census data that go back only a few decades, making it difficult to know how and why bird populations fluctuated in the past. Until now. Read the complete article.
In recognition of their outstanding contributions to teaching and their exceptional research achievements, Faculty of Science professors Jeremy Kerr and Muralee Murugesu have both had their University Research Chair (URC) renewed for a five-year term. Read the complete article.
New research by University of Ottawa professor Heather Kharouba shows that shifts in the relative timing between key biological events are greater in magnitude than before recent climate change began. This suggests that there will be widespread climate change-related shifts in the synchrony of species interactions in the future. Read the complete article.
Ahwon Jeong is a dedicated and creative fourth-year student completing an Honours BSc in Biomedical Science with a Minor in Psychology. She worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) alongside Dr. Rebecca Auer (MD, Associate Professor, Surgical Oncologist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute). Ahwon’s former manager says, “…her work performance is well beyond her age and years of experience.” She also received a “Perfect 10” Award at the Faculty of Science and has been on the Dean’s Honour List for three years in a row.
Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. Read the complete article.
The awards include both recognition for research excellence as well as contributions to humanitarian/community causes and writing excellence:
ESRI Graduate Scholarship: The awards recognize institutions across the country that demonstrate a strong, multidisciplinary focus on GIS (Geographic Information System). The chosen school then selects a student to receive the award with an objective to help further develop their skills and encourage the student to consider GIS as a career.
Catalyst Winter Writing Contest, Grand Prize: Write an article on “Science: A Life-Changing Experience” and how a scientific graduate research has affected the student's life or has the potential to affect the lives of others.
Monseigneur Joseph Aurèle Plourde Scholarship: Award a scholarship to a student at the master’s or doctoral level who is doing a research project on disadvantaged communities.