Past Student Award Winners

2014 Student Awards

2013 Student Awards


FirstLesley Milne
University of Waterloo
Using non−linear models to predict the chronic toxicity of cobalt to Hyalella 
under different water chemistry conditions.
SecondArran Brown
York University
Food Quantity Affects the Sensitivity of Daphniids in Muskoka Lakes to Road 
ThirdJessica Leung
University of Waterloo
Different responses in toxicity testing among two members of the Hyalella 
 species complex.


First (tie)Jordan Anderson
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
The Chronic Effects of Hydroxypropyl−β−Cyclodextrin on the Reproduction of the 
American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) Over One Complete Life−Cycle.
First (tie)Stephanie Schiffer
University of Saskatchewan
Acute and chronic toxicity of aqueous vanadium to model and field−collected 
planktonic and benthic invertebrates.
ThirdJenna Zee
University of Saskatchewan
Molecular and Physiological Effects of Chronic Dietary Selenomethionine in Juvenile 
White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus).

2012 Student Awards

First-Tie Ali Azizishirazi
Effects of short-term and lifetime exposure to metals on the olfactory system of wild yellow perch (Perca flavescens): gene expression, neurophysiology, and behaviour.Lakehead University
First Katelin Spiteri
Toxicological Applications of a Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) Cell Line.Wilfrid Laurier University
First-Tie Heather Osachoff
Investigating the estrogenicity of tertiary sewage treatment plant effluents: an evaluation of the osmoregulatory and endocrine effects on Chinook salmon.Simon Fraser University
Second Zacharias Pandelides
Dehydroabietic acid (DHAA) alters energy metabolism and the effects of 17β-estradiol in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Second Lorraine Brown
Gene Expression Analysis of Rainbow Trout Exposed to Ibuprofen – Highlighting the Benefits and Challenges of Using RNA-Seq on Non-model Organisms.Simon Fraser University
Third Heather Loomer
Effects of agricultural land use on the transfer of nutrients into stream food webs in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.University of New Brunswick
  Honourable Mention:  Sarah Patterson
Toxicity of Untreated and Ozone-treated Oil Sands Process-Affected Water to Early Life Stages of the Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas).University of Saskatchewan

2011 Student Awards

First William Dew
Copper, calcium and olfaction in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)Lakehead University
Sarah Crawford
Sediment-associated uranium bioavailability and toxicity to the freshwater midge Chironomus dilutusUniversity of Saskatchewan
Second Laura Jane Phalen
Immune response of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) co-exposed to benzo[a]pyrene andAeromonas salmonicidaUniversity of PEI
Heather Loomer
Effects of potato agriculture on the production and community composition of stream invertebratesUniversity of New Brunswick
Third Ali Azizishirazi
Rapid olfactory recovery of wild yellow perch (Perca flavescens) from metal contaminated lakes after short-term acclimation to clean waterLakehead University
Jonathon Doering
Biochemical and molecular responses of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) to an aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonistUniversity of Saskatchewan
Honourable Mentions:  Meghan Goertzen
Swimming performance and energy homeostasis in juvenile laboratory-raised fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) exposed to uranium mill effluentUniversity of Saskatchewan
Jonathan Challis
Direct and indirect photolysis of the sulphonamide antibiotics Sulfapyridine and Sulfamethoxazole in the aquatic environmentUniversity of Winnipeg

2009 Student Awards

First Allison J. Squire
Assessment of water quality trends contributing to cumulative effects in the Athabasca river basin using a fathead minnow bioassay.University of Saskatchewan
Carrie L. Ginou
The toxicity of harmony landfill leachate to green Hydra.University of Ontario
Second François Perreault
Investigation of nano-gold glycodendrimers interactions with algal cells and its effect on photochemical processess.Université du Québec à Montréal
Leanne F. Baker
Chemical mixtures in the environment: effects of glyphosate-herbicides and fertilizers on the emergence of adult aquatic insect from wetlands.University of New Brunswick
Third Rebecca L. Dalton
Presence of two common herbicides in the South Nation River watershed and their relation to macrophyte species composition.University of Ottawa
Marc Fraser
Heavy metal concentrations in commercial fish sold in the Baie des Chaleurs, New Brunswick.Université de Moncton
Honourable Mentions:  Valérie Langlois
The effects of the herbicide atrazine and the prostate cancer drug finasteide on 5-beta-reductase in two species of frogs.University of Ottawa
Gabriel Soumis-Dugas
The use of monospecific and multispecific bioassays to assess the ecocompatibility of alum application in eutrophicated lake restauration.Université Laval

2008 Student Awards


First Thijs Bosker
Reducing variance and increasing power of a reproductive bioassay by understanding the spawning behaviour of mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)University of New Brunswick-Saint John
Blair Hersikorn
In-situ caging of wood frog (Rana sylvatica) larvae in wetlands formed from oil sands tailings materials (OSPM).University of Saskatchewan
Second Erik Szkokan-Emilson
The role of land reclamation and forest regeneration on the recovery of near-shore benthic invertebrate communities.Laurentian University
Vanessa Phillips
Alpine lakes as sentinels of change: tracking trends in accumulation of PFAs.University of Alberta
Third Ben Smith
Biological and chemical measures of bioavailability compared to the results of chronic toxicity tests.University of Waterloo
Clayton Sereres
Real-time effluent biomonitoring: the toxicity early warning system (TEWS).Laurentian University
Honourable Mentions:  Alison Squires
Identification of water quantity and quality trends contributing to cumulative effects in the Athabasca River Basin.University of Saskatchewan
Yamina Gopalapillai
The effect of environmental ligands on toxicity of nickel to Lemna minor.University of Guelph
Shannon MacPhee
Climate-induced changes in lake thermal habitat alters predator-prey interactions in a recovering freshwater zooplankton community.Queen’s University

2007 Student Awards


First Amber Tompsett
Gene expression and histological structure as biomarkers of chemical exposure in Japanese medaka.University of Saskatchewan
Eric Higley
Differential effects on environmental chemicals and selected pharmaceuticals on aromatase activity.University of Saskatchewan
Second Christine Daly
Carbon sources, microbial community production and respiration in constructed oil sands wetlands.University of Windsor
Lana Miller
The effect of sodium selenite and selenomethionine on head kidney function in rainbow trout.University of Lethbridge
Third Christina Fridgen
Gonadal development inRana pipiens tadpoles and the influence of Aatrex® (Atrazine) and Roundup® (Glyphosate) exposure.Trent University
Jennifer Balon
Lumbriculus variegates a model for aquatic contaminants: Pharmaceuticals.Canisius College
Honourable Mentions:  Dale Jefferson
Fertilizers and enrichment of nitrogen isotopic signatures in larval green frogs.Saint Mary’s University
Ariane Bouffard
Elemental mercury interaction with lake sediments.Université de Montréal
Maggie McConnell
Environmental fate of phthalate di-esters and mono-esters in sediment and organisms of an aquatic food web.Simon Fraser University
Marc Fraser
Mercury concentrations in lobsters and mussels from the Belledune area, New Brunswick.Université de Moncton
Lana Miller
The effects of agricultural drain water on the physiological stress response in fish: Interactions and effects of multiple chemical stressors.University of Lethbridge
Jorgelina Muscatello
Deformity evaluation in northern pike and white sucker exposed to uranium mining and milling effluent.University of Saskatchewan