Alumni Excellence in Mentoring Award
Dr. Lynda Corkum
For Dr. Lynda Corkum (BA, MA, Drake; BEd, Windsor; PhD, Toronto), helping others realize their potential both personally and academically is most rewarding.
Winner of the Alumni Excellence in Mentoring Award, Associate Dean of Science (Research and Graduate Studies) and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor, Dr. Corkum is an Aquatic Ecologist, who studies the behaviour and ecology of freshwater fishes and the life history strategies of the burrowing mayfly, Hexagenia. Her particular interest is in the behaviour of the invasive fish, the round goby. Dr. Corkum is currently President of the International Association for Great Lakes Research. She has been able to find a balance among research, learning, and social interactions with her students and with the wider scientific community.
Dr. Corkum’s greatest satisfaction lies “in helping undergraduate and graduate students in research, and in getting everyone to feel that they are equal partners in the research team,” while providing “constant support, encouragement, and opportunities for students.”
Dr. Corkum was one of the first recipients of the Faculty of Science University of Windsor Performance Award in 2003, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Faculty in research, teaching, and service.