To acknowledge the great work of our students, all student presenters were entered into the student award competition. Presentations were judged by a team of faculty experts in the field and poster presentations were voted on by conference participants through anonymous ballot. Although we were impressed by the incredible work of all of our student presenters, the following were particularly distinguished:
Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation:
First Place: Benjamin Brunen, in collaboration with Caroline Daguet and Professor Jochen Jaeger: Are Drainage Culverts an Adequate Substitute for Designated Wildlife Structures for Small- and Medium-sized Mammals? Benjamin is completing his Masters’ degree under the supervision of Professor Jochen Jaeger. He is also a junior associate of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.
Second Place: Alexandre Pace, in collaboration with Duane Noel and Professor Jeannine Marie St-Jacques: Tree-ring based climate and streamflow reconstructions for the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle mountains of the Gaspésie interior. Alexander is completing his Masters’ degree under the supervision of Professor Jeannine-Marie St.-Jacques. He is also a junior associate of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.
Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation:
First Place: Hannah Brown: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: A Study of Pollinator Diversity and Abundance Across Montreal Urban Green Spaces. This work formed the body of Hannah’s honours project under the supervision of Professor Sarah Turner.
Second Place: Mitchell Dickau, in collaboration with Donny Seto, and Etienne Guertin, and professor Damon Matthews: Daily Weather Variability and Ice Conditions: How Do Weather and Climate Affect Outdoor Skating and Hockey in Montréal?. This work formed the body of Mitchell’s honours project under the supervision of Professors Donny Seto and Damon Matthews.
Best Student Poster:
First Place: Miles Barette Duckworth: Which road to take? A look into energy generation from Canadian roadways. Miles is completing his Masters’ degree in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.
Second Place: Antonia Macris: The role of human behaviour in sustainable marine resource management. Antonia is completing her Masters’ in Environmental Assessment in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.