Recent Awards

2019

Gerhard Gries, Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of America

Asim Renyard, Faculty of Science Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award, Simon Fraser University

Andreas Fischer, Entomological Society of Canada John H. Borden Scholarship, Entomological Society of Canada

Gerhard Gries, Fellow of the Entomological Society of Canada, Entomological Society of Canada

Gerhard Gries, Distinction in Student Mentoring Award, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America


Chiara Lier, Kendal Singleton, Yerin Lee, Deby McIntosh, Claire Gooding & Stephanie Cooper (left to right) all 2019 NSERC USRA recipients - Credit: Adam Blake

Yerin Lee, Claire Gooding, Chiara Lier, Stephanie Cooper, Kendal Singleton, & Deby McIntosh, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC

Stephanie Fan & Emmanuel Hung, The Biological Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, Simon Fraser University


Elana Varner delivering her winning 3MT presentation. - Credit: Greg Ehlers

Elana Varner, First Place and People's Choice Winner, (SFU), Third Place (Western Canada), Three Minute Thesis (CAGS) for "Sex appeal of mouse pee safeguards wildlife"

Andreas Fischer, Runner Up, Science Faculty Heat, Three Minute Thesis (CAGS) for "A love trap for urban widow spiders"


Elana Varner and Warren Wong accepting their presentation awards at the 2019 meeting of the Professional Pest Management Association of BC from Lucien Mircioiu and Kristine Schlamp - Credit: Andreas Fischer

Elana Varner, Best Student Presentation (Co-Winner), Professional Pest Management Association of BC for "Identification and field testing of volatile pheromone components in house mice"

Warren Wong, Best Student Presentation (Co-Winner), Professional Pest Management Association of BC for "Exploring the attraction of the brown marmorated stink bug to the different life-stages of sunflower"


Andreas Fischer accepting his awards for his 1st place poster at the 2019 International Congress of Arachnology

Andreas Fischer, 1st Place Poster Competition "Behaviour and Ecology", 21st International Congress of Arachnology for "Female false black widow spiders adjust their web architecture and pheromone titer in response to conspecific female presence"

Yonathan Uriel, Undergraduate Paper Award, Canadian Council Of University Biology Chairs for "The fly factor phenomenon is mediated by interkingdom signaling between bacterial symbionts and their blow fly hosts"

Jaime Chalissery, Master of Pest Management Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

Elton Ko, Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2018


Dan Peach presenting during the graduate student symposium at the 2018 Entomological Society of America meeting - Credit: Sean McCann

Dan Peach, Graduate Student Showcase Participant, Entomological Society of America for "Do multi-modal foraging cues attract mosquitoes (Diptera: Culidae) to flowers?"


Andreas Fischer, Emmanuel Hung, Jan Lee, Asim Renyard, and Jaime Chalissery (left to right) all winners or runner's up for the ESA President's Prize - Credit: Adam Blake

Andreas Fischer, President’s Prize (Graduate): Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology, Entomological Society of America for "Identification of the sex pheromone of the female false black widow spider, Steatoda grossa (Theridiidae, Araneae)"

Emmanuel Hung, President’s Prize (Undergraduate): Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology, Entomological Society of America for "Love for silk untangled: Female cobweb spiders choose webs based on physical and chemical cues"

Jaime Chalissery, President’s Prize Runner-Up (Undergraduate): Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology, Entomological Society of America for "Do multiple species of ants sense and behaviorally respond to each other's trail pheromones?"

Asim Renyard, President’s Prize Runner-Up (Graduate): Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology - Social Insects, Entomological Society of America for "Chemical distress cry for help: Alarm communication in the western carpenter ant, Camponotus modoc"

Jan J Lee, President’s Prize Runner-Up (Undergraduate): Plant-Insect Ecosystems-2, Entomological Society of America for "Sweet choices: Honeydew sugar preferences in the western carpenter ant, Camponotus modoc"

Josh Pol, B.P. Beirne Prize in Pest Management, Simon Fraser University


Asim Renyard accepting the ESC postgraduate student award - Credit: Sean McCann

Asim Renyard, Entomological Society of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (M.Sc.), Entomological Society of Canada


Dan Peach accepting the ESC John H. Borden award from none other than John Borden - Credit: Sean McCann

Dan Peach, Entomological Society of Canada John H. Borden Scholarship, Entomological Society of Canada


Dan Peach with Drs. Mir Mulla and Lal Mian and other students at the SOVE 48th Annual Conference.

Dan Peach, Invited Student Presenter, Society For Vector Ecology for "Roving flowers or rooted vertebrates – do convergent cues guide mosquitoes to floral nectar and human hosts?"

Danielle Hoefele, M.Sc. Scholarship, National Conference on Urban Entomology

Asim Renyard, Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Program, NSERC

Jamie-Lynne Varney, Jan Lee, Shelby Kwok, Erin Galloway, Elton Ko, Emmanuel Hung, & Ashley Munoz, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC


Danielle Hoefele delivering her 3MT presentation. - Credit: Greg Ehlers

Danielle Hoefele, First Place and People's Choice Winner, (SFU), First Place (Western Canada), Three Minute Thesis (CAGS) for "European fire ant foraging and communication"

Danielle Hoefele & Asim Renyard, Best Student Presentation, Professional Pest Management Association of BC for "Synthetic trail pheromone increases foraging on food baits by the European fire ant, Myrmica rubra" and "Identification and testing of the trail pheromone of the carpenter ant Camponotus modoc."

2017


Gold Medalist Gerhard Gries with Bernie Roitberg - Credit: Tyler Wist

Gerhard Gries, Gold Medal, Entomological Society of Canada


Graduate Student Showcase Participants (from left): Ronald Batallas, Diana Wilches, Adam Blake - Credit: Tyler Wist

Adam Blake, Graduate Student Showcase Participant, Entomological Society of Canada for "Polarized Light and Host Selection in Pieris rapae".


Back row (left to right): Jaime Chalissery (accepting for Tamara Babcock), Mike Hrabar, Elton Ko, Yonathan Uriel (accepting for Asim Renyard), Danielle Hoefele, Ryan Oram; Front row (left to right): Kari Zurowski, Joanna Konopka, Rachel Rix, Amélie Gervais, Amanda Martens, Jenny Liu. (Missing from picture: Robert Pivar, Asim Renyard and Tamara Babcock.) - Credit: Tyler Wist

Tamara Babcock, President’s Prize: Physiology, Entomological Society of Canada for "Communication between yellow jacket wasps and their yeast symbionts"

Elton Ko & Mike Hrabar, President’s Prize Runner-Up: Physiology, Entomological Society of Canada for "Floral ultraviolet cues affect foraging behaviour of Culex mosquitoes" and "Life in the fast lane phenomenal flight ability and other life history traits of Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Xenidae)"

Asim Renyard, President’s Prize: Pheromones, Entomological Society of Canada for "Identification and testing of the trail pheromone of the carpenter ant Camponotus modoc."

Danielle Hoefele, President’s Prize Runner-Up: Pheromones, Entomological Society of Canada for "Synthetic trail pheromone increases foraging on food baits by the European fire ant, Myrmica rubra"

Tamara Babcock, James Grant Award for Best Student Presentation, Entomological Society of British Columbia for "Yeast enhances the attraction of yellowjackets to dried fruit and fruit powder"


Warren Wong Accepting Graduate Student Scholarship

Warren Wong, Graduate Student Scholarship, Entomological Society of British Columbia

Daniel Peach, Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral Program, NSERC

Michael Hrabar, Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral Program, NSERC

Lorna Tu, Hayley Grey, Martin Duckhorn, Jaime Chalissery, & Madelyn Forrester, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC

Elana Varner, Best Student Presentation, Professional Pest Management Association of BC for "Search for the volatile sex pheromone components of house mouse females: Tracking odor profile evolution from juveniles to adults."

Gerhard and Regine GriesC.W. Woodworth AwardPacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America