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On July 15th the three federal granting agencies announced the results of the 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations to Alberto Campos for receiving this highly competitive scholarship.
Congratulations to Cameron Bullen for receiving the Freda Pagani Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for his thesis entitled, “A marine megafaunal extinction and its consequences for kelp forests of the North Pacific“!
On CHANS Lab Views, Kai weighs arguments for and against mandatory vaccination at universities, and considers alternatives. He concludes that purely voluntary approaches may be easy solutions, but they are likely not the fairest. He proposes to change the default, at least: make vaccination expected.
Thanks to Colton Stevens for the beautiful photo and the editing!
Buxton, R.T., J.R. Bennett, A.J. Reid, … (43 additional authors including K.M.A. Chan) (2021). “Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada.” Biological Conservation: 108983. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108983
Kai joined Ivar Baste and Sir Bob Watson and other Section Leads to coauthor the UNEP report “Making Peace with Nature“. This new 2021 report synthesizes major assessments from IPCC, IPBES, the Global Environmental Outlook and more to provide a blueprint for meeting the planet’s linked environmental challenges.