Recent Awards

2021


Gerhard Gries delivering his Silver Medal presentation at the 2021 meeting of the Internation Society of Chemical Ecology.

Gerhard Gries, Silver Medal Award, International Society of Chemical Ecology

Andreas Fischer, Best Student Oral Presentation, International Society of Chemical Ecology for "Sexual signalling in a widow spider – Unravelling contact and airborne pheromone components and the role of an enzyme in their dissemination"

Andreas Fischer, Runner Up Best Student Presentation, European Society of Arachnology for "Sexual conflict in false black widow spiders – Aging females manipulate mate choice by males"

Emily Lemke, The William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

Emily Lemke, BC Council of Garden Clubs Mildred Wells Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University


Nelson Lee, Ranjot Bhandal, Kinzah Zobaidi & James Qian (left to right) all 2021 NSERC USRA recipients - Credit: Adam Blake

Ranjot Bhandal, Nelson Lee, James Qian & Kinzah Zobaidi, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC

Andreas Fischer, Biological Sciences Outreach Award, Simon Fraser University

Emily Lemke, 1st Place, M.S. Student Ten Minute Paper Competition, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America for "Limoniic acid as a sex attractant of Limonius spp. (Coleoptera: Elateridae) pests across North America"

Emmanuel Hung, Clements Biological Sciences Independent Study Award, Simon Fraser University

Claire Gooding and Hanna Jackson, Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, Simon Fraser University

Emily Lemke, Best Student Presentation, Professional Pest Management Association of BC for "Limoniic acid as a sex attractant of Limonius spp. (Coleoptera: Elateridae) pests across North America"

2020

Asim Renyard, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program, NSERC

Andreas Fischer, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program, NSERC

Jaime Chalissery, BC Council of Garden Clubs Mildred Wells Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University


President Prize announcements for Asim Reynard, Warren Wong, Kendal Singleton, and Claire Gooding, during the 2020 ESA virtual meeting

Asim Renyard,, President’s Prize (Graduate): MUVE, Hymenoptera, Spiders, Entomological Society of America for "To the beat of their own drum: The role of vibratory communication in Western carpenter ants"

Warren Wong,, President’s Prize (Graduate): P-IE, Chemical Ecology 1, Entomological Society of America for "Bitter & sweet: Attraction of brown marmorated stink bugs to odorants from blooming sunflowers"

Kendal Singleton,, President’s Prize Runner-Up (Graduate): P-IE, Molecular and Novel Tools, Entomological Society of America for "Spectral sensitivity of North American pest click beetle species (Coleoptera: Elateridae)"

Claire Gooding,, President’s Prize Runner-Up (Undergraduate): PBT, General, Entomological Society of America for "Western carpenter ants, Camponotus modoc, are attracted to floral odorants"

Adam Blake, Graduate Student Research Prize, Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs for "Polarization of foliar reflectance: novel host plant cue for insect herbivores"

Jaime Chalissery, Undergraduate Paper Award, Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs for "Ants sense, and follow, trail pheromones of ant community members"


Adam Blake (with cameo from Giselle), Kendal Singleton, Elana Varner, Asim Renyard, and Jaime Chalissery, accepting awards during the 2020 ESBC virtual meeting - Credit: Dan Peach

Elana Varner, Best Student Presentation (PhD), Entomological Society of British Columbia for "Do spring queen bumble bees sense, and behaviorally respond to house mouse odorants as nest site location cues?"

Asim Renyard,, Best Student Presentation, Runner Up (PhD), Entomological Society of British Columbia for "To the beat of their own drum: The role of vibratory communication in Western carpenter ants"

Jaime Chalissery, Best Student Presentation, Runner Up (Masters), Entomological Society of British Columbia for "We go together! – Groups of European fire ants, Myrmica rubra, distinguish between pheromone blends, and follow pheromone trails for longer distances than individual ants."

Kendal Singleton, Graduate Student Scholarship, Entomological Society of British Columbia

Adam Blake, Dan Johnson Award in Insect Ecology, Entomological Society of British Columbia

Emily Lemke, First Place Award for an MSc Student Oral Presentation in Entomology, Entomological Society of Alberta

Negin Ketabchi, Megan MacGregor, James Pickett, Jonathan Petrov, Andrea Romanto, Aubrie Verleur, & Tia Young, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC

Jaime Chalissery, Department of Biological Sciences Teaching Assistant Award, Simon Fraser University

Jaime Chalissery, Dr. H.R. MacCarthy Graduate Bursary, Simon Fraser University

Andreas Fischer, Arachnological Research Fund, American Arachnological Society

Andreas Fischer, Oscar and Jan Francke ISA Student Research Fund, International Society of Arachnology


Elana Varner delivering her winning 3MT presentation.

Elana Varner, First Place and People's Choice Winner, (Faculty of Science, SFU), First Place, (SFU), First Place and People's Choice Winner, (Western Canada), Three Minute Thesis (CAGS) for "A bumblebee nest-site roadmap: The saving grace of mouse pee?"

Yonathan Uriel, Omics Data Science Initiative 2020 Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

Kendal Singleton, Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, Simon Fraser University

Emmanuel Hung, Undergraduate Student Research Awards, NSERC

Emily Lemke, Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2019

Stephanie Cooper, Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

Andreas Fischer, Graduate Student Scholarship, Entomological Society of British Columbia


Andreas Fischer accepting presentation award from ESBC president Lisa Poirier - Credit: Brian Van Hezewijk

Andreas Fischer, Best Student Presentation (PhD), Entomological Society of British Columbia for "Female false black widow spiders behaviorally and physiologically respond to, female conspecific sex pheromone"


Yonathan Uriel accepting presentation award from ESBC president Lisa Poirier - Credit: Brian Van Hezewijk

Yonathan Uriel, Best Student Presentation (Masters), Entomological Society of British Columbia for "Does polyphenism protect the green peach aphid from parasitoid attack?"


Asim Renyard accepting teaching awards from both the Department of Biological Sciences and Faculty of Science - Credit: Adam Blake

Asim Renyard, Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Teaching Award, Simon Fraser University

Gerhard Gries, Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology, Entomological Society of America


Gerhard Gries being named a fellow of the Entomological Society of America by ESA president Robert K. D. Peterson - Credit: David W. Preston Photography

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, Biological Sciences 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