Lynda Corkum

Reception honours equity champion

Family, friends and colleagues came together at Kerr House on June 4 for a reception honouring Lynda Corkum as the 2014 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award.

Dr. Corkum was nominated by Charles Macdonald and Marlys Koschinsky who spoke to her many contributions over the years to equity and diversity.

Reception fêtes accomplishments of science faculty, staff and students

As a relative newcomer to campus, Steven Rehse—who joined the physics department in May 2011—says the Science Celebration of Success serves several purposes for him.

“First, it’s great to see what people in other departments are doing. Second, there is a social element and I am still getting to know people,” he said. “Finally, it’s great just to keep reminding ourselves of the extraordinary things going on in our faculty.”

Stream ecology class has students wading into field experience

Biology students explored the flowing waters of Rock Glen Conservation Area over the September 22 and 23 weekend as a field trip for professor Lynda Corkum’s course in Stream Ecology.

To ensure a full experience for all participants, half the class of 32 went each day, comparing the area’s two rivers: using survey equipment to calculate slopes, measuring discharge, and collecting chlorophyll samples to estimate algal abundance. The students also compared the aquatic insects that live under rocks in riffles and pools in each river.

Fish conference a great opportunity for student researchers

A conference being held in Windsor for the first time ever will provide an excellent chance for young researchers studying the ecology and behaviour of fish to meet some of the top scientists in their field, according to one if its organizers.

The Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes conference, June 17 to 21, will bring together researchers from across Canada and across the world to discuss their work.

Controlling gobies topic of Science Café

“Can love potions be used to control an invasive fish?” is the title of the next Science Café at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Canada South Science City. Biologist and author Lynda Corkum will describe her research efforts to control round goby and keep it from destroying native fish populations in the Great Lakes.