PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

By Maroon & White | fall 2017

Amy Heim, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science, is the recent recipient of a three-year Vanier scholarship worth $50,000 per year. Heim’s work is in the area of Evolution and Ecology, and she was honoured for her research proposal titled: Using traits to enhance plant co-existence and maximize ecosystem services in the green roof environment. A plant community ecologist who specializes in understanding the co-existence mechanisms between plant species in harsh environments, Heim is currently working in two distinct environments: the coastal barrens of Nova Scotia and on extensive green roofs. Her research focuses on better understanding how urbanism impacts humans and the environment.

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