2017

2017 April - Arunika Gunawardena was awarded one of the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC’s) Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) for 2017-2020

 

2017 March - Adrian Dauphinee was awarded a prestigious NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship that provides funding “to a core of the most promising Canadian researchers at a pivotal time in their careers” thereby facilitating the pursuit of advanced training opportunities anywhere in the world.

 

2016

Arunika Gunawardena received the Canadian Botanical Association's Magister Teaching Award at the CBA 52nd Annual meeting in Victoria, BC, MAy 15-18 2016

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Dr. John Markham( President Canadian Botanical Association) and Dr. Arunika Gunawardena

 

2016

Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress, Prague, CZ, June 2016

 

 

Adrian Dauphinee won one of the best poster presentation awards (5 awards were given)from the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB).

 

2014

Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, Dublin Ireland, June 2014

 

Adrian Dauphinee won one of the best Student Poster Awards from the XIX Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) held in Dublin, Ireland, From June 22nd to 26th, 2014.

 

Congrtulations! Adrian Dauphinee was awarded one of the Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarships (2013-2015).

 

03 October 2013- Alumni Dinner

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Alumni dinner -award presentation video

 

Scott Shepherd (A. Gordon Archibald award), Margaret Fitch (Lifetime achievemnet award, Eleftherios Michalopoulos (Volunteerism award), Arunika Gunawardena (award for excellence in teaching) and Christopher Coulter (Young Alumnus of the year award).

 

Dr. Richard Florizone, President Dalhousie University and Dr. Arunika Gunawardena

 

 

2013 June- Presentation of Academic Teaching Awards, Dalhousie University Senate, University Hall, Macdonald Building

1. Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching 2013
Arunika Gunawardena, Department of Biology

2. President's Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Christina Lord, Department of Biology

 

 

Dr. Arunika Gunawardena receiving the Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching 2013 from Dr. Tom Traves, President Dalhousie University.

 

 

 

2013 April - Academic Advising Award ceremony

Five outstanding academic advisors were reocgnized with the 2013 Dalhousie Academic Advising Awards. Left to right:

  • Nathan Musoke, Faculty of Science (Oustanding Peer Advisor)
  • Dr. Arunika Gunawardena, Faculty of Science (Outstanding Graduate Advisor)
  • Dr. Christophe Herbinger, Faculty of Science (Outstanding Faculty Advisor)
  • Dr. William Hart, Advising and Access Services (Outstanding Staff Advisor)
    Dr. Michael McAlliser, Faculty of Computer Science (Outstanding Faculty Advisor)
  • President Tom Traves

Dr. Arunika Gunawardena receiving the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award from Dr. Tom Traves, President Dalhousie University.

 

Dr. Arunika Gunawardena with her students. Left to right:

Christina Lord, Arunika Gunawardena, Chris Bryant, Adrian Dauphinee, Gaolathe Rantong and Trevor Warner

 

2013 March - DSU Impact Award ceremony

Anisha Rajaselvam (Dr. Arunika Gunawardena's daugther) receiving her mother's DSU Teaching Impact Award from Dr. Carolyn Watters, Vice-President Academic and Provost.

Anisha Rajaselvam with her mom's award!

 

2012 July

Christina Lord was award the Katherine Esau Award for best oral presentation Entitled “Actin microfilaments: A key regulator of programmed cell death (PCD) in the lace plant” at the annual Botanical Society of America (BSA) meeting, 2012, Botany 2012 conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA, July 7-11th 2012, http://2012.botanyconference.org/.

 

Christina Lord was also awarded the Lionel Cinq-Mars Award for best oral presentation Entitled “Actin microfilaments: A key regulator of programmed cell death (PCD) in the lace plant” at the annual Canadian Botanical Association (CBA) meeting, 2012, Botany 2012 conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA, July 7-11th 2012, http://2012.botanyconference.org/.

 

2012 June

Adrian Dauphinee was awarded the Dr. Gerard  T. Simon Award for best oral presentation in biological sciences entitled "A microscopic view of the developmental morphology of the lace plant (Aponogeton madagascariensis)" at the 39th Annual meeting of the Microscopical Society of Canada  held in June 5-8, 2012, Dalhousie University. (http://conference2012.msc-smc.org/english:home).

2011 September

Adrian Dauphinee won first place in the oral category at the Second Annual Undergraduate Science Conference, Dalhousie University. 10th September.

2011 July

PhD student Christina Lord was awarded the Talyor A. Steeves Award from Canadian Botanical Association (CBA) for the best botany paper published in 2010. This award was presented to Christina Lord at the CBA Annual General Meeting, Plant Canada conference, Halifax, July 2011.

Lord, C., and Gunawardena, A.H.L.A.N (2010). Isolation of leaf protoplasts from the submerged aquatic monocot Aponogeton madagascariensis. The Americas Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 4 (Special issue 2), 6-11.

2011 March

Lab member Jaime Wertman (far left) won the Canadian Botanical Association’s regional undergraduate award for best oral presentation in Botany, entitled “Do mitochondria catalyse programmed cell death in the lace plant?” at Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) biology conference held in March 11-13 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Halifax, Nova Scotia hosted by Dalhousie University.

 

2011 March

Jaime Wertman placed first in the oral presentation category for her talk entitled “ Mitochondria: supplies energy for life and signals for death in the lace plant” at the 3rd Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research Development Symposium (NURDS), held in March 5-6 at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine.

2010 September

Jamie Wertman won first place in the oral category at the first Annual Undergraduate Science Conference, Dalhousie Univeristy. 25th Sepetmber.

Awards

 

2010 May

PhD Student Christina Lord received an honourable mention for her oral presentation, Society for the preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC) and Canadian Botanical Association (CBA) Joint Meeting , Ottawa , May 31-June 05.

 

2010 May

PhD student Christina Lord won the best oral presentation award at the 3rd Annual Dr. Patrick Lett Graduate Biology Student Symposium, Dalhousie University.

 

2010 March

Joey Carter received the third place oral competition at the 40th APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference, University of New Brunswick March 05-07.

 

2009 May

PhD student Harrison wright's video  has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the ChloroFilms video contest. http://www.chlorofilms.org/
Video- Dying to live: programmed cell death in lace plant cells

 

2009 May

PhD student Christina Lord won the best oral presentation award at the 2nd Annual Dr. Patrick Lett Graduate Biology Student Symposium, Dalhousie University.

2009 March

Lab member Kendra Sauerteig received the second place oral presentation at the 16th Northeastern Biological Graduate Students Conference, March 27-29th, 2009, St.Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lab member Kendra Sauerteig (far right) received the Canadian Botanical Association Oral Prize at AUBC 2009, March 8th, 2009, Truro, Nova Scotia.

 

2008 March

Lab member Anna Elliott receiving a Canadian Botanical Association Oral Prize at AUBC 2008, March 9th, 2008, St.John's Newfoundland.

 

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