To thank our students for the great work they presented at the Sustainability Across Disciplines conference on March 16th and 17th, all student presenters were automatically entered into the corresponding student award competition. Presentations were judged by a team of experts in the field, and poster presentations were voted on by conference participants through anonymous ballot throughout the connference. Although we are proud of all our student presenters for their great work, the following were particularly notable:
Best graduate student oral presentation:
(1) Arun Dayanandan for Frightened fish: a novel approach to life skills training of Atlantic salmon (Salmo solar). Arun is a junior associate of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre (LSRC) doing his MSc with Grant Brown in Biology.
(2) Stefania Strantza for International environmental agreements – the impact of heterogeneity among countries. Stefania is also a junior associate of the LSRC. She is doing her PhD with Effrosyni Diamantoudi in Economics.
Best undergraduate student presentation:
(1) Maggie Winchester and Katherine Spilka for Sprouting minds for the food revolution. Both Maggie and Katherine are majoring in Human Environment in Geography, Planning and Environment and completing Minors in Sustainability Studies at the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability (LCDS).
(2) Mikaela Kautzky for The art of going zero waste. Mikaela is doing her major in Fine Arts and completing a Minor in Diversity and the Contemporary World at the LCDS.
Best poster presentation:
(1) Leif Schenstead-Harris for Unsustainable islands? Climate justice and migration in the South Pacific. Leif is doing a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration in Political Science.
(2) Elizabeth Lawrence for Population richness of North American fishes. Elizabeth is currently working on her PhD in Biology with Dylan Fraser.