December 10, 2009

Dr. Karen Kidd's Paper Featured as the "Hot Paper on Ecology" for December!

Dr. Karen Kidd's paper is featured in the December issue of

KA Kidd et al., “Collapse of a fish population after exposure to a synthetic estrogen,” Proc Natl Acad Sci, 104(21):8897–901, 2007. (Cited in 86 papers)

Dr. Kidd is a CRI Fellow and Professor at the Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department at the Saint John Campus of UNB. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Chemical Contamination of Food Webs.

Congratulations Karen!

CRI Welcomes Dr. Chris Martyniuk!

Dr. Chris Martyniuk, Canada Research Chair in molecular biology, is the newest researcher to join the CRI and the Biology Department on the UNBSJ campus. He joined our UNB family on November 1, 2009.

Chris has a science degree from Simon Fraser University, has a graduate degree from the University of Guelph, and has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Ottawa.

Chris's research focuses on the effects of pesticides, herbicides and industrial waste on fish genetics. This leading edge research is critical to understanding the effects of these toxins on human health and fish health which will potentially impact future environmental policy.

Welcome aboard Chris!

Click here for an article on Chris's arrival in the NB Business Journal (Dec 7, 2009)

December 03, 2009

MOvember a HUGE success

Jason Hallett, a CRI grad student, helped to organize a Movember competition (moustache growing competition in November) to help raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. Team BioMOgnification (lots of Biology Dept and CRI members were involved) raised a total of $3,237.25 (!!!) for Prostate Cancer Canada.

- $267.25 from the votes for the Best Mo and Faux Mo competition

- $220 for the original entrance fees and donations specifically from the competition

- The remaining money raised was collected through online donations made to individual competitors

Prize Winners

Best Mo (moustache) - Matt Marleau

Best Faux Mo - Katrina Chu

Most online donations as of the 12:01 AM Dec. 1 cut off time - Aaron Fraser

Jason would like to extend special thanks to David Armanini, Katrina Chu, and Heather McCracken for their help in organising the event, as well as the biology department, participants, and donors that made the competition such a fund raising success.

The boys...

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