Chris Cutler, a PhD student at the University of Guelph, has been awarded CAUT's 2004 J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship. CAUT presented the $5,000 scholarship to Cutler for his work on the development of environmentally sound and sustainable agriculture through integrated pest management and the conservation of beneficial insects. His current research focuses on the toxicology, non-target impacts and management potential of a novel insect growth regulator proposed for use in management of the Colorado potato beetle.
Following a Bachelor of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Cutler completed a Master of Pest Management in nematology at Simon Fraser University. He has received a number of academic awards, including financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program and the Entomological Society of Canada. In addition to several scholarly contributions, he has presented his academic research to numerous national and international conferences. Cutler is currently enrolled in the environmental biology/ toxicology collaborative doctoral program at Guelph.
The J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial fellowship was established by CAUT through voluntary contributions by faculty associations and unions and individual faculty members from across the country to honour the memory of the first executive secretary of the association. The $5,000 fellowship is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are working towards a doctoral degree at a Canadian university.