Honors

  • 2016, Nominated for the CAGS (Canadian Association for Graduate Studies) Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • 2016, Nominated for the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch John Henry Comstock Award
  • 2015, 3 Quarks Daily, 3rd Place Semi-finalist for Annual Science writing prize
  • 2015, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biology Graduate Fellowship ($6,250.00)
  • 2014, Selected to present in the Graduate Student Showcase at the Entomological Society of Canada (by invitation only) ($150.00)
Entomological Society of Canada Graduate Student Showcase Winners
2014 Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) Graduate Student Showcase Winners (left to right: Bekka S. Brodie, Catherine Scott, Joelle K. Lemmen, Bryan M. T. Brunet, Julia J. Mlynarek and Rebecca Hallett- ESC President)
  • 2014, Department of Biology Graduate Teaching Award at Simon Fraser University, Insect Ecology, BISC 317 ($100.00)
  • 2014, Simon Fraser University, President’s PhD Scholarship ($6,250.00)
  • 2014, Guest Blogger for the Entomological Society of Canada and author of the number 1 most viewed post (Over 5,000 views!), “The Romanian tarantula”.
  • 2014, 3rd Place Award for 3 Minute Thesis, University Wide Competition at Simon Fraser University ($250.00) 
3 Minute Thesis, SFU University Wide Competition (left to right: Pradeep Reddy Raamana, Bekka S. Brodie, Allison Cornell, Aviva Finkelstein)
3 Minute Thesis, SFU University Wide Competition Winners (left to right: Pradeep Reddy Raamana, Bekka S. Brodie, Allison Cornell, Aviva Finkelstein)
SFU uses the back of my head to advertise 3MT
SFU uses the back of my head to advertise  3MT events!
  • 2014, 1st Place ($400.00) and Peoples Choice ($150.00) Awards for 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Science Faculty Heat at Simon Fraser University
3 Minute Thesis, Faculty of Science Heat (March, 2014)
3 Minute Thesis, Faculty of Science Heat
  • 2014, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biology Graduate Fellowship (Total $6,250.00)
  • 2013 and 2012, Nominated for Faculty of Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award at Simon Fraser University (by student nomination and review), Insect Ecology (BISC 317)
  • 2003, Nominated for “Best and Brightest” award at SUNY Oneonta

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