Science Atlantic Environment Conference 2019

Group Photo (left to right): Front- Dr. O’Driscoll, Megan MacIsaac, Brianna Bowes, Victoria Taylor, Philicity Byers, Hannah Machat, Anna Murphy, Rebecca Dodge. Back – Jake Reicker, Tyler d’Entremont, Sarah Stewart, Rachel Clarke. Missing from photo- Sarah Adams.

Nine undergraduate and three graduate students attended the Science Atlantic Environment Conference (SAEC) this past weekend at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (March 8-10) with Dr. O’Driscoll. Sara Stewart won the 2nd place undergraduate presentation award and Sara Adams the 2nd place graduate presentation award. Students experienced great talks by their peers, several events related to the proposed boat harbour remediation (lecture, field trip, and a panel discussion), and enjoyed a banquet with the invited speaker (Jacquelyn Stevens) overviewing her career path from geology to environmental law. We are extremely proud of this great group of student researchers.    

Becky Dodge, Philicity Byers, Hannah Machate and Anna Murphy contemplating in one of the sessions.

Anna Murphy giving a presentation on her thesis poster to Nelson O'Driscoll.

Megan MacIsaac discussing the use of granite dust to control lily beetles.

Philicity Byers presenting her findings on Crocanthemum canadense

Sarah Adams receiving recognition for her oral presentation in the graduate student category.

The Acadia group in one of the break-out sessions

Sarah Stewart looking happy with her Oral Presentation award.

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