Lab news

April 2017 – NSERC nods all round

T’was no joke. On 1 April, Lily got an NSERC for the second year of her MSc.  Yay!!

Natalie Maslowski, who is finishing her first year in Biology at SFU, got a USRA to work for us this summer. As an 11th grader, Natalie bravely spent two weeks helping out in the lab, including dive tending during the wettest day ever!

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And last but not least, my own NSERC got renewed yesterday for another 5 years.  Woot!

9 April 2017 – Nicola stars in ‘The Missing Catch’

Click on Nic to see this sneak preview of the documentary on her work to reconstruct fisheries catches in the Bahamas.


28 March 2017 – Talking imposter syndrome

I was at UVic today, talking about the imposter syndrome in academia.  This is the third time I speak about this condition, which is rampant among graduate students (and professors too, to be honest) but acknowledged or understood far too little.  It’s OK to feel this way, and it’s essential to share.  Let’s talk about it!


22 February 2017 – TMEL grows a little bit

Welcome to little Marina, who was born today, a little bit earlier than expected.


New dad Luis and mom Monica are elated. Congrats both on a job well done!

12 February 2017 – On Darwin’s birthday…

Nicola wins the Latin American and Caribbean Professional Development Scholarship of the Society for Conservation Biology.  Another feather in a well-feathered cap!

9 January 2017 – Welcome to Jillian!


A Victoria BC native, Jillian Dunic joins TMEL by way of U Massachusetts in Boston.  Her PhD will focus on multiple stressors and tipping points of temperate seagrass – a CHONE2 project. Welcome Jillian!

5 January 2017 – Two more years for Frankie

Frankie (Frances)’s post-doc fellowship from MITACS  to work on the impact of tidal turbine noise on harbour porpoises has been renewed for two more years.  Hip, hip, hooray!


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