Winners of the grant-writing contest in the Communications and Critical Analysis Class (ENVS 4423) announced


The Communications and Critical Analysis Class (ENVS 4423) held their last class today and announced the winners of the grant writing contest for the pretend “O’Driscoll Research Foundation”. Four students received imaginary funding for their proposals and more importantly a chocolate bunny and the applause of their peers. Congratulations to the following imaginary grant recipients.

PI: Margaret Sams. Impacts of Forestry on Canada Warblers in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Collaborators:Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI), the Nova Scotia Government, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, and Acadia University.

Funded for $20,000 (imaginary funds) and 1 Chocolate Easter Bunny

PI: Whitney Minick. Measuring Chlorophyll and Nitrate Concentration Outward from a Marine Fish Farm in the Dominant Current Direction to Monitor Impacts of Nutrient Release. Collaborators: YSI, Acadia University

Funded for $25,000 (imaginary funds) and 1 Chocolate Easter Bunny

PI: Shani Inglis. Effect of forest fires in Acadian Forests in the Nova Scotia Uplands Ecoregion on the carbon structure, and nitrogen and phosphorus availability in soils. Collaborators: Department of natural Resources and Renewables, Mercury Lab & ALAB @ Acadia University, (Murimboh,  O’Driscoll). Funded for $30,000 (imaginary funds) and 1 Chocolate Easter Bunny

PI: Jonathan Khoo. The potential effect the operation of tidal energy arrays will have on whales that inhabit the Bay of Fundy. Collaborators: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy, Ocean Frontier Institute. Funded for $25,000 (imaginary funds) and 1 Chocolate Easter Bunny


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