Already?!?!? We held our 2017 ‘lab’ holiday social on December 11th, and an amazing collaborative feast took place. Stephanie organized a great rotating gift exchange with everyone walking away with ‘interesting’ little presents. Thanks to everyone for helping with the preparation and cooking. Back row: Karl, Cole, Jared and Anna. Front row: Steph, Cheryl, JoAnne, Sydney, Dana, and Edyta.
More good news from the lab as Sasindu Gunawardana successfully defended her thesis on November 30, 2017. Sasindu created microcosm ‘worlds’ to test how combinations of factors affected the decisions of isopods (‘roly polys’ and sowbugs) to leave and travel away from familiar habitat. Special thanks to Dr. Jim Hare from the University of Manitoba who traveled all the way from Winnipeg to serve as external examiner on the thesis. Congratulations, Sasindu.