Outstanding Biology 491 Independent Research Award


This award is given annually to a Bachelor of Science (Biology) graduate in recognition of achieving the highest overall grade (>90%) for their Biology 491 research project. The 2016 recipient, Caitlin Smith, shown below, studied the impacts of ocean acidification on blue mussel health with her mentors Drs Caroline Josefsson and Helen Gurney-Smith. Upon graduation, Caitlin returned to Prince Rupert where she was born and raised. She is employed as an Environmental Technician and In-house Biologist at the Prince Rupert Port Authority. Caitlin is a leader in her community, sharing her passions for wildlife conservation, science education, and north coast biodiversity.

Award Recipients