Three UBC Science researchers recognized with NSERC prizes

November 10, 2020

NSERC Prize recipients have been announced. Photo: NSERC.

Three UBC Science researchers have been awarded some of the most prestigious science and engineering prizes in Canada. 

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded fisheries expert William Cheung and zoologist Mary O’Connor a E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, which recognizes early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering.         

William Cheung's research assesses impacts of fishing and climate change on marine ecosystems and their goods and services, and looks at ways to reconcile trade-offs in their management. Mary O’Connor's research focuses on the adaptive capacity of biodiversity and ecosystem function in changing environments. 

Chemist Allan Bertram is the recipient of a Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, which recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who came together to engage in research drawing on their combined knowledge and skills.

Allan Bertram studies important chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, with an interest in aerosol particles and the role they play in urban air pollution, climate change and atmospheric chemistry. 

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