Sherry Schiff awarded the 2022 Frank Rigler Award

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Sherry Schiff sitting on the pontoon of a seaplane holding a water sample

Professor Sherry Schiff from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has been awarded the 2022 Frank Rigler Award, the highest honour given by the Society of Canadian Limnologists.

First presented in 1984, the award recognizes and honours major achievements in the field of limnology by Canadians or those working in Canada. Awardees are established aquatic scientists with a proven record of contribution to the field of aquatic sciences, whose work is widely recognized for its influence and importance.

Schiff is recognized internationally as an environmental biogeochemist with specialized expertise in new isotopic and non-isotopic tracers of biogeochemical and hydrologic processes. She has published extensively on watersheds in both remote areas and landscapes impacted by agriculture and urbanization, focusing on interlinked cycles of carbon, nutrients and contaminants.

Sherry SchiffAs the award recipient, Sherry delivered the Frank Rigler Lecture at the 2022 SCL/CCFFR (Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research), which took place from Feb. 24 – 27, in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was her first in-person lecture presented in two years to a crowd of 350+ masked guests, where she was also recognized for her leadership and influential contributions to Canadian limnology.

(Photo above) Sherry Schiff in the Northwest Territories, sampling remote lakes by helicopter pontoon. (2021)

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