The Moire A. Wadleigh Graduate Award

The Moire A. Wadleigh Graduate Award For Excellence in Environmental Science was established in memory of Dr. Moire A. Wadleigh, who passed away in November 2004. Dr. Wadleigh was a founder of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science and served as Chair. She is remembered as a friend and colleague, caring teacher, dedicated scientist and beacon of excellence in Environmental Science and Geoscience.

Two awards are presented annually: one to the student completing the best Master of Science thesis in Environmental Science within the previous 12 months, the second to the student in the Master of Environmental Science program with the best project and report completed in that year. Successful students must have achieved an average of at least 80 per cent in courses required for the program. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Board of Studies of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science.

Details and procedures for selection:

1. The total value of the two awards is 75 per cent of the annual accrued interest on the endowment, to be divided equally between the MSc and M.Env.Sci. awards. In the event only one eligible candidate is put forward, the formula will still apply, with the unused portion reverting to the fund.

2. All examiners of Environmental Science theses and project reports will be asked to include in their assessment a recommendation as to whether the work warrants consideration for the Moire A. Wadleigh Award for Excellence. Supervisors will also be invited to make such a recommendation with respect to their students.

3. The award will be made at Spring Convocation in each year. However, the pool of potential candidates will include graduates from the previous fall convocation.

4. In advance of Spring Convocation, Members of the Environmental Science Board of Studies will review the recommendations and form a short list. The Board or a committee of the Board will review the recommendations and the academic records and theses/reports of the candidates on that list and make the selection.

Recipients of the Moire A. Wadleigh Graduate Award for Excellence in Environmental Science

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Master of Environmental Science
Lica L. Christensen Report title: Compensating for the destruction of marine fish habitat during resource development: A Newfoundland and Labrador case study

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Anna E. Linegar Report title: Palaeo-Environmental History of the Southwestern Black Sea During the Late Holocene: An elemental and stable isotopic study

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Master of Environmental Science
Matthew I. Philbrick Report title: Coastal processes at Lumsden, Newfoundland

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Robert M. Foley Thesis title: Urban geochemistry of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Master of Environmental Science
A. James Quinlan Report title: A review of Canadian policy on cosmetic pesticides: Laying the way for Newfoundland and Labrador

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Catherine Andrews Thesis title: Identification of a responsive gene set to evaluate the potential impact of seismic exposure on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) inner ear

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

Master of Environmental Science
Darla O'Reilly Report title: Components of produced water and the effect in an Arctic ecosystem: A review

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Shanshan Liu Thesis title: Growth rate of the Iceland scallop Chlamys islandica in Gilbert Bay, Labrador, a Marine Protected Area

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Master of Environmental Science
Vanessa Evans Report title: Determination of antimony (III) and (V) contamination in bottled water from PET plastics by adsorptive stripping voltammetry

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Bryan Martin Thesis title: Sill stratigraphy and sedimentology in marine inundated basins, Sachs Harbour, NWT, Canada: implications for sea-level reconstruction

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Master of Environmental Science
Celina Gabriel Report title: Invertebrate communities in Compensation Creek, a man-made stream in boreal Newfoundland: the influence of large woody debris

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Stacy Campbell Thesis title: Environmental lead exposure in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Master of Environmental Science
Chad Yurich Report title: The effects of altitude and site on soil chemistry, seed bank, and soil temperature in the Mealy Mountains

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Kimberley Keats Thesis title: Microbial community structure in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean as determined by fluorescence In Situ hybridization

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Master of Environmental Science
George Blackwood Report title: Trace metal contamination of shallow marine sediments in Buyat and Totok Bays, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Leanda Delaney Thesis title: Land use patterns, river system dynamics and spawning stress of Barbus in the Mnembo River, Malawi

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

Master of Environmental Science
Amy L. Williams Report title: Where to Draw the Line? A Preliminary Analysis of the 200 Mile Limit as a Tool for Conservation on the Grand Banks

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Sheldon R. Huelin Thesis title: Determination of Trace Elements in Manganese Oxide Coatings by Laser Ablation ICP-MS for Environmental Monitoring/Mineral Exploration




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