Two UVic finalists in Science Exposed photo contest

In February, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) launched its first edition of Science Exposed, a contest to showcase images of scientific research, in all fields of study. Participants are eligible for a chance to win one of three prizes, as well as win $1,000 for the Public Choice Award.

NSERC has chosen 20 finalist images from a high volume of submissions from scientists and engineers throughout Canada.

UVic has not just one but two images in the top 20.

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Congratulations to biology graduate students Kate Donaleshen and James Robinson for their photo "Exposing the hidden life of a parasite," which shows Douglas-fir cones supporting a high number of parasitic wasp larvae that threaten the Western Canadian tree population.

Congratulations also to postdoctoral fellow Melanie Clapham for her photo "Let's play!" which features two brown bears play fighting in Knight Inlet, BC—a sight rarely recorded between non-littermates.

Visit the Science Exposed contest page to vote for either image, or choose a different favourite. Winners will be announced in the fall.

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