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Employment

 

Associate Conservation Scientist. 2015 - Present. WCS Canada, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 

 

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. 2013 - 2015. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Co-supervised by Dr. Sigal Balshine and Dr. Nadia Aubin-Horth. 

 

E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellow.  2011 - 2013. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Co-supervised by Dr. Sigal Balshine and Dr. Nadia Aubin-Horth. 

 

 

Professional Appointments

 

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology. 2016 - Present. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 

 

Education

PhD. 2011. Biology. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Co-supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke and Dr. Kathleen Gilmour.

 

BSc. 2006. Biology and English Literature. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Undergraduate research project supervised by Dr. Lauren Chapman.

 

Awards and Grants

Research Funding Support:

 

W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Aboriginal Species-At-Risk Fund (Co-Applicant with Moose Cree First Nation)

McCutcheon Foundation

 

Major External Awards and Grants:

 

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2013 - 2015. Value $40 000 per year. 

 

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2013 - 2015. Value $46 000 per year. (Declined)

 

E.B. Eastburn Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2011 - 2013. Value $40 000 per year. 

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2010 - 2011 and 2009 - 2010. Value $15 000 per year.

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology. 2008 - 2009. Value $10 500 per year.

 

 

Other External Awards and Grants:

 

Forward with Integrity Grant. 2014. Grant awarded to start a citizen science project for urban gardeners to test their garden soil for heavy metal contamination. In partnership with McMaster University and Hamilton Community Garden Foundation. Value $5000. 

 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Dorothy Skinner Award. 2014. Single annual award for a woman in science to support attendance at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Value $500.

 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Broadening Participation Award. 2014. Award for women and minorities in science to support attendance at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Value $500.

 

Royal Society of Canada Alice Wilson Award. 2013. Awarded to a woman of outstanding academic qualifications entering a career in research at the postdoctoral level. Value $1000. 

 

Journal of Experimental Biology Travelling Fellowship. 2013. Research award to support collaborative research with other laboratories. Used to support collaborative research conducted on the behavioural ecology of cichlid fishes in Zambia. Value $2500.

 

Journal of Experimental Biology Travelling Fellowship. 2010. Research award to support collaborative research with other laboratories. Used to support collaborative research conducted on the behavioural ecology of pukeko, a cooperatively breeding bird, in New Zealand. Value $2500.

 

International Congress on the Biology of Fish Travel Award. 2010. Academic award to support attendance at the International Congress on the Biology of Fish. Value $300.

 

Canadian Society of Zoologists Student Research Travel Award. 2010. Research award to support collaborative research with other laboratories. Used to support collaborative research conducted on the behavioural ecology of pukeko, a cooperatively breeding bird. Value $500.

 

Company of Biologists Travel Award. 2010. Academic award to support attendance at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. Value £500.

 

Charlotte Mangum Student Support. 2010. Academic award to support attendance at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Value $100.

 

American Fisheries Society Skinner Award Runner-Up. 2009. Leadership award to support attendance at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Value $100.

 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-In-Aid-Of-Research. 2009. Research award to support travel for field research in integrative and comparative biology. Used to support core PhD thesis research. Value $1000.

 

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Student Travel Award. 2008. Leadership award to support attendance at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Value $500.

 

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Fisheries Research Award. 2007. Research award to support fisheries research. Used to support core PhD thesis research. Value $2000.

 

 

Internal Awards:

 

Dean of Graduate Studies Academic Excellence Award. 2010 - 2011, 2009 - 2010, and 2008 - 2009. Value $6000 per year.

 

Carleton University Graduate Scholarship. 2010 - 2011, 2009 - 2010, and 2008 - 2009. Value $4000 per year.

 

Carleton University Graduate Research Grant. 2010. Academic award to support conference attendance.  Used to support travel to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Value $1100.

 

Carleton University Graduate Research Grant. 2008. Academic award to support conference attendance. Used to support travel to the International Congress on the Biology of Fish. Value $800.

 

Carleton University Biology Research Grant. 2008. Academic award to support conference attendance. Used to support travel to the International Congress on the Biology of Fish. Value $300. 

 

 

Other Distinctions:

 

American Fisheries Society Student Writing Competition Runner-Up. 2008. Winning compositions are published in Fisheries. Link to PDF

 

 

 

Committee Involvement

 

Freshwater Fish Specialist Sub-Committee for COSEWIC. 2019 - Present. 

Selection Committee for the Society for Experimental Biology Dorothy Skinner Award. 2014 - 2015. 

Organizing Committee for the Ontario Ecology, Ethology & Evolution Colloquium. 2011 - 2012.

Canadian Representative of the American Fisheries Society Student Subunit. 2009 - 2011.

VP Finance of the Carleton University Biology Graduate Student’s Association. 2009 - 2010.

Secretary/Treasurer of the American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Student Subunit. 2008 - 2011. 

Organizing Committee for the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology Annual Symposium. 2007 - 2011.

 

 

 

Community Outreach

 

Skype A Scientist. 2018 - Present. 

North Shore Steelhead Association (Thunder Bay, ON). 2016 - Present. 

Test Your Dirt (Hamilton, ON). 2015 - 2017.

Trout Unlimited Canada (Grand River, ON). 2014 - 2015. 

Canadian Association for Girls in Science (Hamilton, ON). 2011 - 2015. 

Bring Back the Salmon (McMaster University). 2011 - 2015. 

Bay Area Restoration Council (Hamilton, ON). 2011 - 2015. 

Dundas Turtle Watch (Hamilton, ON). 2011 - 2015. 

Take a Kid Fishing Day (Ottawa, ON). 2008 - 2011.

Enrichment Mini-Course Program (Carleton University). 2008 - 2009.

Let's Talk Science (Ottawa-Carleton Partnership). 2006 - 2008.   

 

 

 

Referee Experience

 

American Fisheries Society Books

Animal Behaviour

Behavioral Ecology

Behaviour

Canadian Journal of Zoology

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

Conservation Physiology

Ecology Letters

Environmental Biology of Fishes

Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

Functional Ecology

Hydrobiologia

Journal of Experimental Biology

Journal of Fish Biology

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Marine Policy

Naturwissenschaften

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

PLoS-ONE

Sustainability

The American Naturalist

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

 

 

 

Professional Associations

 

American Fisheries Society

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter

Animal Behavior Society

Canadian Society of Zoologists

Fisheries Society of the British Isles

International Society for Behavioural Ecology

Ontario Association for Impact Assessment

Society for Conservation Biology

Society for Experimental Biology

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

 

 

 

Certifications

 

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (Wilderness Medical Associates)

SCUBA Open Water (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

Class 2 Electrofisher Crew Leader (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

Certificate in Teaching Skills (Carleton University)

 

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