Suzuette Soomai received the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) 2012 Graduate Student Writing Award for a paper entitled “The Use and Influence of Scientific Information in Environmental Policy Making: Lessons Learned from Nova Scotia”. Based on a multi-disciplinary literature review and research related to the release of The 2009 State of the Nova Scotia Coast Report, this paper describes the role of environmental information in policy making. The paper was published in the recent issue of the NSIS Proceedings, Volume 47, Part 1 and a copy of the abstract is available here. Copies of the NSIS proceedings or the paper can be obtained from the NSIS or by contacting the author.
Pictured at left is Suzuette receiving the Nova Scotian Institute of Science Prize from the former NSIS President, Dr. John Rutherford.