2010-07-12

UNBC Pine Beetle Researcher Wins National Award

A professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, who is involved in research on the DNA of the mountain pine beetle, is being honoured by the Entomological Society of Canada for his efforts and activities in the field of entomology – the scientific study of insects.

Dezene Huber will be awarded the C. Gordon Hewitt Award at the annual Entomological Society of Canada meeting in Vancouver at the end of October.

“Dr. Huber has already made significant contributions that have advanced entomology in Canada and in the global community,” says Dr. Peter Mason, Chair of the Society’s Achievement Awards Committee. “We are happy to present Dr. Huber with this award, based on his scientific contributions, commitment to teaching, outreach activities, and service to the Entomological Society.”