For up-to-date news on the Mandrak Lab members:

On July 17, 2017: Shannon Ritchie successfully defended her Master’s thesis on Blanding’s Turtle. She is back at the Toronto Zoo, continuing to work with the head-start turtle project. Congrats Shannon!

From May 15-19th, 2017: The Mandrak Lab members (Brett Allen, Paul Bzonek, Rowshyra Castañeda, Emily Chenery, Tej Heer, Meagan Kindree, Fielding Montgomery, Shannon Ritchie, Yiminxue Zheng) attended and presented their research at the International Association for Great Lakes Research held in Detroit, USA.

Paul Bzonek won the IAGLR Best Student Paper Award for 2016!

May 13-15, 2017: We had our Mandrak Lab retreat at the Pinery Provincial Park. After our hike we spent two half days BioBlitzing the Sydenham River.

From May 7-11th, 2017: Rowshyra Castañeda presented some of her research at the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution meeting in Victoria, BC.

On March 2–4th, 2017: Three Mandrak Lab members (Tej Heer, Meagan Kindree, and Yiminxue Zheng) attended the American Fisheries Society-Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting in Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario. Tej was awarded the E.B. Crossman award for best student talk. Well done Tej!

On January 13th (a Friday), 2017: Fielding Montgomery successfully passed her Appraisal Exam. This was due to her obvious intelligence and her great time management skills!

On December 20th, 2016: MSc Candidate Paul Bzonek passes his Master’s thesis defence. He is now a Master of Asian Carp behavioural barriers. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with him as he begins his PhD in January!

On December 19th, 2016: PhD Student Rowshyra Castañeda passed her Appraisal Exam. We now have two PhD Candidates in the Mandrak Lab!

On November 22nd, 2016: PhD Student Sara Campbell passed her Appraisal Exam. Well done Sara!