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2009 – OERS assists USGS in wild manatee health studies (January 2009)

OERS sent 2 teams (Dec ‘08 and Jan ‘09) to assist the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Save The Manatee group during their annual health assessment studies of the threatened Florida manatee in Crystal River, Florida. These 2-3 day studies were done under the leadership …

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2008 – OERS’s own Dr Wittnich wins University of Toronto teaching award​

Carin Wittnich, OERS Lead Veterinarian and Scientist, has received the 2008 Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. This award was given to Carin as a professor within the faculty for her work in creating new undergraduate courses at the university thereby exciting expanding the opportunities for undergraduate students …

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2007

Mr. Michael Belanger President and Director of OERS received the 15 year Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario for his self-less work with OERS. He was recognized at the awards ceremony in Barrie, Ontario in October. Dr Carin Wittnich Lead veterinarian & Scientist with OERS received the 15 year Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario for her …

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2003

Mr. Karim Bandali received the 5 year Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario for his work with OERS. He was recognized at the awards ceremony in Scarborough, Ontario in November. Ms. Nesime Askin received the 5 year Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario for her work with OERS. She was recognized at the awards ceremony in Toronto, …

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2002

Mr. Michael Belanger received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism (click) given by the Ministry of Citizenship for what the review committee felt was an impressive lifetime volunteering effort and his initiatives in helping marine animals. Details on this award can be found at www.awardsandhonors.gov.on.ca. The award was given to Mike by the Honorable Carl DeFaria, Minister of …

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2001

Dr. Carin Wittnich, OERS’s Lead Veterinarian and Senior Scientist was invested with the Order of Ontario for her work in promoting awareness and education of heart disease in women and children by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, her Honour Hiliary Westin, at a ceremony at the Ontario legislature on December 4th, 2001. Details on this award and …

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