Dr. John Amaral Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship honours the memory and ensures an enduring legacy of a terrific colleague and friend, and a fantastic teacher, inspirational mentor and extraordinary role model for many students – Dr. John Amaral. John was a professor in the Biology Department for 17 years (2002-2019). While at VIU, John taught the second-year core course in Biochemistry and third-year courses in his research specialties and passions of Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology. The Dr. John Amaral Memorial Fund was established in February, 2020 to support an annual $1,000 scholarship in the Biology Department. The Dr. John Amaral Memorial Scholarship recognizes a third-year BSc (Biology) student who shows outstanding academic achievement and independent research potential in the microbiological sciences.

Award Recipients

  • Karsten Nielsen-Roine, 2022
  • Aliandra (Ally) Badger, 2021
  • Nicole Johnson, 2020