Michael Keen Research Award
Michael J. Keen (1935-1991) was a prominent Canadian geoscientist was a professor in the Department of Geology from 1961-1977 and Department Chair from 1969-1972 and 1975-1977. He left to become Director of the Atlantic Geoscience Centre at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Keen devoted much of his time and interest towards encouraging young people, especially women, towards science. This award was established to encourage greater participation of women in science (including teaching in science). The Keen Award provides stipend funding for a female undergraduate student summer research experience in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences similar to an NSERC USRA. The successful student will work closely with a supervisor at Dalhousie with the goal of exposing the student to scientific research work in general and to specific research in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
2021 Recipient - Catherine Brenan
This year’s awardee is Catherine Brenan, who is a third-year co-op student with a joint major in Environmental Science and Chemistry. Her summer research will involve measuring carbon fluxes in the Bedford Basin which will serve as the data collection portion of her honours thesis. She will be supervised by Dr. Craig J. Brown in the Department of Oceanography.
|2017||Ariel Greenblat and Sarima Vahrenkamp|
|2015||Erin Anderson, Eva Norberg and Nora Whalen|
|2014||Erin Anderson and Samantha Hamilton|
|2013||Naomi Plummer and Carmen Lee|
|2012||Jennifer Archibald and Carmen Braun|
|2011||Rhea Hurnik and Siobhan McGoldrick|
|2003||Samatha Jones and Victoria Arbour|
|1996||Sarah Richardson and Leah Hagren|
|1994||Heather Boyd and Jennifer van de Gaag|