I have had the immense pleasure of watching these students on their scientific journeys:

Madison Wagenaar (2020)
  • Research Assistant

  • Assembling, coding and testing Raspberry Pi camera units for diurnal and nocturnal observations

  • Vancouver Island University

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Genevieve van der Voort (2021)
  • NSERC USRA 

  • Preliminary investigations of Platanthera transversa pollinators, nectar production & nectar composition

  • Symbiotic germination testing among P. dilatata and P. stricta mycorrhizal isolates

  • Vancouver Island University

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Genevieve van der Voort (2020)
  • Undergraduate research project (BIO 490)

  • Identifying diurnal and nocturnal pollinators of Platanthera dilatata using continuous video monitoring

  • Vancouver Island University

    • VIU REACH Award for research, 2020​

    • VIU CREATE Meritorious Infographic award, 2021

    • VIU CREATE Research Theme award, 2021 - Integrated Sciences, Technology & Environment

    • VIU CREATE Blue Ribbon Award, 2021

Amanda Friesen (2019)
  • NSERC USRA

  • Assisting with a metagenomics study of Vancouver Island Marmot diet

  • Vancouver Island University

Genevieve van der Voort (2019-2020)
  • Undergraduate research project (BIO 491)

  • Assessing floral visitors of Platanthera (bog orchid) and close relatives

  • Vancouver Island University

    • American Entomological Society Systematics, Evolution & Biodiversity BioQuip Products Undergraduate Scholarship, 2019​

    • VIU Biology Jane Watson Biology Conference Fund, 2019

    • VIU Student Travel & Research Award, 2020

    • VIU Biology David Gaumont-Guay Legacy Award, 2020

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Cassandra Twiname (2019-2020)
  • Undergraduate research project (BIO 491)

  • Optimizing fungal isolation & storage protocols for North American orchids using the introduced Epipactis helleborine

  • Vancouver Island University

  • Co-supervision with Dr Caroline Josefsson

    • Milner Gardens and Woodland Undergraduate Research Award, 2019 ​

    • VIU Student Travel & Research Award, 2020

    • Second Place Poster Presentation, Pacific Ecology & Evolution Conference (PEEC), 2020

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Momena Khandaker (PhD - current)
  • Assessing hybrid stability in Eucalyptus magnificata

  • The University of New England, Australia

  • Co-supervision with Dr Rose Andrew & Prof. Jeremy Bruhl

    • Third Place Poster Award, Eucalypt Genetics Conference, 2019

    • Joyce W. Vickery Research Fund from the Linnean Society of NSW, 2020

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Khawla Alwadani (Master of Scientific Studies - completed 2017)

  • Eucalypt chloroplast genome assembly

  • The University of New England, Australia

  • Co-supervision with Dr. Rose Andrew

Stephen AL Trevoy (MSc - completed 2018)
  • Mountain pine beetle linkage map development

  • University of Alberta, Canada

  • Co-supervision with Prof. Felix Sperling

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