Kathy Conlan

Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

An expert in understanding the weird and wonderful world of marine creatures that live deep under the Arctic ice.

Residence
Ottawa, Ontario

Family Members
  • A son and a daughter, both grown up.

Personality
Passionate, people-person.

Favorite Music
Jazz, blues, and classical

Other Interests
Diving and snorkeling.

Title
Research Scientist

Office
Canadian Museum of Nature

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc (Honours) Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1972
  • MSc University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1977
  • PhD Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1988

Awards
  • US Department of the Navy and the National Science Foundation. Antarctic Service Medal (1992).
  • Nominated, YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, Technology Category (1999 and 2001).
  • Winner of the 2002 Science in Society Children’s Book Award for “Under the Ice”.
  • R. W. Brock Award for best Canadian Museum of Nature research paper of 2003 (co-authored with Ed Hendrycks).

Mentor

Rikk Kvitek invited her to work in Antarctica and excited a passion for the poles. Steve Blasco helped her explore the Arctic.


Last Updated
June 25, 2012

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