Judges 2016

Jessica Phillips

Jessica recently received a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a DPhil (PhD) in Zoology at Oxford University starting in October 2016. She is currently in her 4th year working towards a Specialist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. During her undergraduate career, she has worked on numerous research projects including studies on: food stealing behaviour in coho salmon, the effect of temperature on Daphnia filtration rate, the effect of climate change on sub-Arctic nesting shorebirds, and a meta-analysis on helminth parasite temperature sensitivity.

Neil Buddel

DSC_0100Neil Buddel has a BSc (with majors in biology and music) from McMaster, an MEd from the University of Alberta (in Educational Policy Studies), and is months away from defending his PhD in Education, where he is exploring social class and how it shapes stories of university experiences for first-generation students.  Neil has worked in Student Affairs at various universities (primarily in residence education) for over 12 years and currently works as the Assistant Director Career Education at the University of Toronto’s Career Centre.

Angela Esterhammer

VicReport_photo by BabakAngela Esterhammer is Principal of Victoria College and Professor of English at the University of Toronto. Her most recent books areRomanticism and Improvisation, 1750-1850 and the edited volume Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture. Her current research examines improvisational performance, print culture, fiction, and media during the early nineteenth century. Dr. Esterhammer previously held a Chair in English Literature at the University of Zurich and visiting professorships in Berlin and Munich, and she has had extensive involvement in the organization of international conferences, workshops, and research forums.