Over the past couple of months Beth Cowan (BSc Dalhousie, 2012), a second-year MSc student in Geography at Memorial University, has been earning awards for her hard work and creativity. During the summer she learnt that she is the Memorial recipient for 2013/14 of the Geological Association of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science. In August she won the Jean-Claude Dionne Award of the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG) for the best student oral presentation at the CGRG-sponsored special session on Coastal Dynamics at the Canadian Association of Geographer’s annual meeting in St. John’s. Her presentation, titled Evidence for the submerged postglacial sea-level lowstand off eastern Baffin Island, Nunavut, focused on the preliminary results of her MSc thesis research. In early September, Beth was awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship from NSERC for 2013/14.
Photo of the CGRG award from Don Forbes