May 2021: Very excited to announce that our lab has received a Research Support for New Academics Grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologie!
So grateful for this support. Merci FRQNT!
Winter 2021: Congratulations to Christina Petalas for publishing our first lab paper! Christina also joined Twitter and included the paper in her first tweet here. Check out this beautiful infographic:
Fall 2020: We are happy to announce that our lab has received an infrastructure grant from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Canadian Foundation for Innovation)! Looking forward to filling our lab with much-needed equipment in the coming months. A list of funded projects can be found here.
The lab gave the following three presentations at the virtual Animal Behaviour Society Meeting and the virtual North American Ornithological Congress. Well done to Tommy O'Neill Sanger who gave his first presentation at a scientific conference! Other presentations stemmed from research with previously mentored students: Adrian Foster, Justin Arthur, and Alex Coto.
Well done to Christina Petalas on receiving an NSERC - Undergraduate Science Research Award!
This is an exceptional year for Sereena Moore. In addition to receiving an FRQNT MSc Scholarship to help fund her stipend, she received FOUR (!) student research grants from the following organizations: - Bird Protection Québec - American Ornithological Society - Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society - The Society of Canadian Ornithologists
Photo by Mark Hauber
Thank you to my friend and colleague Mark Hauber for the seminar invite to the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne! What an intelligent and welcoming group of students and faculty.
What a great year for NSERC funding!
Antoine Tucotte van de Rydt for being awarded an NSERC - Canada Graduate Scholarship (M) to help fund his Master's stipend.
Sereena Moore for being awarded an NSERC - Undergraduate Science Research Award (NSERC-USRA). Sereena will then join the lab in Fall 2019 as an MSc student.
Tommy O'Neill Sanger for being awarded an NSERC-USRA with our colleage Nicolas Lecomte at Université de Moncton.
Debbie Kelly (U of Manitoba), Kyle Elliott (McGill), and I have been awarded an NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant.
The lab has received an NSERC Discovery Grant and a Discovery Launch Supplement. See below for photo of NSERC DG celebration at McGill with the Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science.
Thank you NSERC!
Fall 2018: Thank you for my colleague Alanna Watt for her help co-leading an successful Faculty of Science Research Tools and Instruments Grant application! This grant will fund the purchase a much-needed cryostat for the Department of Biology.
August 2018: What a privilege it was to receive the Early Career Research Award from the Society of Canadian Ornithologists (SCO) at Canada Night (IOC 2018) in the presence of Margaret Atwood! (Photo by Christian Artuso)
The SCO also organized an Early Career Researcher Workshop at the IOC in which I gave a plenary. How inspiring it was to meet so many promising young scientists!
February 2018: Letter of offer for tenure-track position at McGill signed! Grateful and humbled to be joining such a distinguished institution.
November 2017: Receiving the Alice Wilson award at the Royal Society of Canada's Celebration of Excellence in Winnipeg and at the Gender Summit in Montréal. What a year it's been!
November 6, 2017: I'm incredibly honoured to receive the L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Supplement ! The award was presented at the Gender Summit in Montréal by NSERC's president Mario Pinto, along with the president of L'Oréal Canada (Frank Kollmar), the UNESCO chair (Liette Vasseur), the CEO of MiItacs (Alejandro Adem), the French Ambassador to Canada (Kareen Rispal), and the Minister of Science (Kirsty Duncan). It's so inspiring to meet the other recipients - you all have a bright future ahead of you!