The 8th recipient of the GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is Colin Laroque, a professor in the Department of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an interdisciplinary scientist, with a specialty in using dendrochronology to understand past climates and an outstanding prolific undergraduate research mentor. Laroque fosters, and sustains undergraduate research through curiosity-driven experiential learning, leading to publication and presentation. He engages and mentors many students through programs like his course-based First year Research Experiences (FYRE), integration of research into his undergraduate classes and extensive participation of students as researchers in his MAD (Mistik Askiwin Dendrochronology) Lab.
See the University of Saskatchewan press release here.