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Celebrating recent achievements
May 10, 2022
Congratulations to BISC members for their recent achievements!
- Sam Meraj (Gries lab), winner of the 2022 SFU 3-Minute Thesis competition: https://www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/life-community/news-events/events/3mt/past-finalists/2022.html
- Julian Guttman, recently featured in SFU's Scholarly Impact of the Week: https://www.sfu.ca/research/scholarly-impacts/solving-mysteries-molecular-mechanisms?_ccCt=bvcv-2iy69s-z9a42p-5a8s9sv7
- Isabelle Côté, the 2021 faculty recipient of the Champions of a Healthy Campus Community Award: https://www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/champions/isabella-cote-awarded-as-a-healthy-campus-community-champion.html
- Pat Baird (CWE), Saif Nayani (Gries lab) and Hayley Kellam (Punja lab), recent winners of the Second Annual Biology World Poetry Day contest: https://www.sfu.ca/biology/news-events/kudos/2022-bisc-poetry-contest.html
- Katie Leonard, Brett Hodinka (Williams lab), Tiia Haapalainen (Teaching Laboratory/Collections Technician) and John Reynolds, recent winners of the second annual BISC Outreach awards: https://www.sfu.ca/biology/news-events/kudos/2022-bisc-outreach-awards.html
- Claire Attridge (Côté lab), winner of the prize for best short talk at the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Victoria on March 20, for 'Diving into the past: Identifying ecosystem change through kelp-community relationships'
- Kieran Cox, post-doc in Isabelle Côté's lab, and colleagues launched Fish Sound project in March, an open database of the noises fish make (FishSounds.net), to lots of media attention. Listen to Kieran explain noise pollution, the conservation of Canada’s oceans, and how he became a marine ecologist on CBC’s North by Northwest (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-43-north-by-northwest/clip/15900317-saturday-march-12; starts at 37 min 40 sec).
- Emmanuel Hung, Gries lab, first prize winner for his oral presentation 'Sexually dimorphic flicker fusion and wing flash frequencies in biting flies: A potential basis for augmenting light traps' at the Annual Meeting of the Professional Pest Management Association of British Columbia in February.
- Em Lim: on 2 February Em won an Out-to-Innovate Career Development Fellowship for trans, intersex & non-binary grad students & postdocs in STEM.