2018 Biology Award Winners 2018-08-21T09:25:09+00:00

48th Science Atlantic Biology Conference 2018

March 9-11, 2018, St. Memorial University

Please download the Conference Program (.pdf) or click here for abstracts of presentations.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, First Place

Milagros Sanchez
Dalhousie University
Investigating dive characteristics of resting and non-resting behaviour in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)

Oral, Second Place

Stacey Lee
Cape Breton University
Circadian and sex-linked gene expression of melanocortin receptor 5 and androgen receptor in the electric organ of Brachyhypopomus gauderio

Oral, Third Place

Hannah Mackellar
Mount Allison University
Diet and fattening rates of Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) and Semipalmated Plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) staging in the Acadian Peninsula, New Brunswick

Poster, First Place

Victoria Cluney
Saint Mary’s University
The relationship between anal fin size and behavioural traits of male Japanese medaka, and their importance in reproductive success across varying social settings

Poster, Second Place

Emma Blanche
Acadia University
Viral spread of Black Queen Cell Virus in managed and wild bees in Canada

Poster, Third Place

Brock Burgess
Acadia University
Nest density of Orange-belted Bumble Bees


Science Atlantic Communication Award, sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing (Award Description)


Claire West
Mount Allison University
How does the social environment affect responses to thermal stress in Mangrove Rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus)?


Morgan King
University of Prince Edward Island
Defining the role of SOX4/SOX11 during nephrogenesis in vivo


Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association (Award Description)


Allison Ford
Memorial University
The ecology and effects of the bark beetle species, Dryocoetes krivolutzkajae, on roseroot populations in Newfoundland, Canada


Emma Mcdermott
University of Prince Edward Island
Effects of PEI Berries blueberry purée on renal oxidative stress

Past Student Award Winners