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Maria Rodriquez-Manzanares, doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education, received Memorial’s Graduate Students’ Union Award for Teaching. She also received an honourable mention for research.

Dr. Linda Thompson, a university research professor in the department of Chemistry, received a MUNSU Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to Student Life. Current and past students of the department nominated Dr. Thompson.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics recently held an internal mathematics competition for undergraduate students. The competition runs twice a year and is used to determine which students will represent the department at the APICS Math conference held every fall. In order of ranking, the top undergraduate students in the winter 2009 competition were Ian Payne, Mark Penney, Jared Penney, Bradley Dart and Matthew McDonald.

Dr. Murray Rudd, assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Ecological Economics at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was recently appointed as a member of the editorial board of Conservation Biology. Published on behalf of the Society for Conservation Biology, Conservation Biology publishes groundbreaking papers and is instrumental in defining the key issues contributing to the study and preservation of species and habitats.