Recent Awards

2020


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, The Biological Sciences Excellence in 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, 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."