Kevin wins the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship for his Masters degree! Congrats Kevin!
Tania is awarded the 2016 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. This is her second time winning this award (the first time was in 2013). Congratulations!
Tania is the recipient of the Dean's Academic Excellence Award. This award is given by the Dean of the Faculty of Science. Congratulations Tania!
Fabini is the recipient of the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group Graduate Scholarship, which is endowed by BMO to "support the recruitment and retention of outstanding graduate students at the University of Alberta." His award will commence on September 1, 2016. Congratulations!
Tareq Islam officially joins the Boucher Lab for his Ph.D.! He is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. He worked as a Senior Research Officer in the Enteric and Food Microbiology Lab at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) with Dr. Munirul Alam. He also worked as a visiting researcher in Dr. Rita Colwell-Dr. Anwar Huq's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park during his tenure at icddr,b. Back in the summer of 2014, Tareq assisted Yan and Tania during their field work in Bangladesh to isolate Vibrio cholerae from various regions of the Ganges Delta.
Tareq is the recipient of two awards – the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship and the Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarship.
Tania is one of the recipients of the 2015 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR). Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of the Faculty of Science, hosted a lunch get-together for all awardees at the Faculty Club. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Tania and incoming Ph.D. student Tareq for receiving the Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) Graduate Student Scholarships!
Tania is also currently a holder of the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship– Doctoral award. Tareq will join the lab in the fall and is also the recipient of the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship.
Congratulations to Tania for receiving the Award of Excellence in Teaching from the Interdepartmental Science Students' Society of the University of Alberta. The ceremony was held at the Faculty Club on January 30, 2015. She also won the award last year.
Yan, Fabini, and co-authors, lead by Dr. Lee Katz and Dr. Cheryl Tarr of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), received two prestigious CDC awards in recognition of their paper entitled "Evolutionary dynamics of Vibrio cholerae O1 following a single-source introduction to Haiti," published in the journal mBio on July 2, 2013.
For their work, the group received the James H. Nakano Citation Award from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) for one of the best papers of 2013 and a Charles C. Shepard Award nomination (Laboratory Science category) from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The awards were accepted by members of the CDC group during the ceremony (pictured below).
Paul and Fabini are the new recipients of the Alberta Innovates– Technology Futures (AITF) Graduate Student Scholarships. They received the announcement as they were on their way to Banff to attend a conference. Congratulations!