Chris Cutler, a PhD student at the University
of Guelph, has been awarded CAUTs 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
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.