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Meet student leader Morgan Lafontaine


​Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community.  Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards.  Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased profile Morgan Lafontaine, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honours Specialization in Biology.

Lafontaine consistently scores at the top of her class and shows great dedication to her work. Throughout her time at Nipissing, she has been a Peer Tutor, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Biology Society executive, and Biology Society President. Through her various roles with the Nipissing University Biology Society, Lafontaine has planned trips, fundraisers, and workshops for the benefit of others, and has been a role model for her peers.

As a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Nosko’s Biology Field Camp, Lafontaine spent the summers of 2016 and 2017, collecting important data for Parks Canada. In this role, she demonstrated dedication, organization and reliability under pressure. She was able to simultaneously support the course and collect data for her own thesis project examining the health of forest ecosystems in Gros Morne National Park. The findings of Lafontaine’s research will help Parks Canada biologists make important decisions about managing moose and Balsam Fir forests. 

Lafontaine is an ambassador and a trailblazer for the university; because of the success of her research, and the diligence she exhibited in ensuring the project’s completion, Parks Canada will continue to support Nipissing University students into the future.

Lafontaine is a caring, compassionate, and very personable individual. Given her leadership skills and academic and personal strengths, she will undoubtedly excel in her future in the health sciences field.

The university community is proud to recognizes Morgan Lafontaine with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Academic Category.​

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