Being named a Killam laureate is a great honour. The Killam Trust is synonymous with excellence in research and the recognition from the Killam Trust is one of the highlights of my career.
This scholarship allows me to focus fully on doing the best research I can. My research asks questions about the nature and trajectory of the recovery of restored prairie wetlands, with a specific focus on whether restored systems function the same as their natural counterparts.
Studying rat pathogens to understand risks to human health. Receipt of this award is a great honour and has affirmed the importance of my research giving me confidence that the issues raised in my work will contribute to our global understanding of zoonotic disease.