Category Archives: Awards

Young scientist award to G. Ali!

Genevieve (Ali) was recently honoured as the winner of the 2014 Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) Young Scientist Award. This award is meant to recognize outstanding research contributions from Canadian geoscientists within 10 years of obtaining their PhD. The award was presented at the CGU/CSSS annual meeting in Banff, Alberta on May 6th, 2014. While delivering the citation, Jeff McDonnell (Professor of Hydrology and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security) noted:

Genevieve is the best young Canadian scholar in the hydrological sciences that I am aware of. Despite her current Assistant Professor rank, Genevieve is already a leader in the field—promoting a new science of connectivity and leading many initiatives in Manitoba and internationally. […] Like her former advisor, I cannot think of a junior faculty member in Canada who is more deserving of recognition her outstanding scientific contributions. I see Genevieve developing further as a leader in Canada in the coming years. We need more role models like her, particularly for young women entering our science.

The full citation by Jeff McDonnell as well as the acceptance by Genevieve can be found in the CGU July 2014 Newsletter: Elem_Jul14

Graduate fellowship successes for Sam and Maliheh!

Fantastic news for Sam (Bansah) and Maliheh (Rabie), who have each been awarded a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) worth $54,000 for their PhD research. Sam is applying isotope hydrology techniques in the South Tobacco Creek Watershed (southcentral Manitoba) to investigate dynamic and passive storage while Maliheh is working on the delineation of temporally variable contributing areas in flat Prairie watersheds and their correlation with water quality. Warmest congratulations!

Student award for Shelby!

During the convocation ceremony held on June 3rd, 2014, Shelby Perreault (BSc. Honours in Geophysics) was awarded the William H. Hill Memorial Award for achievement at a high level in Geological Sciences. Congratulations Shelby!

GSA student research grant award to Aminul!

Aminul just received a student research grant (~2.5k) from the Geological Society of America (GSA) for his proposal entitled “Identification of Priority Areas for Wetland Restoration and Conservation: a Hydrogeochemical Study”. In addition to funding Aminul’s proposal, GSA also selected him among 774 applicants to receive a specialized award, namely the “Diversity in the Geosciences Minority Research Grant Award”. Congratulations, Aminul!

Graduate scholarship successes!

Amber Penner, a new MSc student in our group, is the proud recipient of a Graduate Entrance Scholarship from the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba. As for Maliheh Rabie, who started her PhD in September 2013, she not only received an International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) but also a Graduate Entrance Scholarship from the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Both Amber and Maliheh are working on research projects that focus on the linkages between surface and subsurface hydrological dynamics and nutrient export across sub-daily, seasonal and annual timescales. Warm congratulations to Amber and Maliheh!