Zoologists pile up awards

22 August 2011

Tali HoffmanDoctoral students of the Department of Zoology have been sweeping up awards across the nation. Sharon Okanga took the prize for the best student presentation at the July conference of the Zoology Society of Southern Africa, held in Stellenbosch.

Marietjie Kotze won the same award at the XVIIth Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa in Bloemfontein earlier that month.

Also in July, Tali Hoffman (in picture) picked up the prize for best student paper at the annual meeting of the Primate Ecology and Genomics Group (part of the South African Primatology Association), held in KwaZulu-Natal. And in June, Vere Ross-Gillespie was named the winner of the award for best paper presented by a PhD student at the Congress of the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists, who also met in KwaZulu-Natal.

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