2001 Gleb Krotkov Award

Carol Peterson

The Gleb Krotkov Award Committee is pleased to recommend Dr. Carol A. Peterson for the 2001 Gleb Krotkov Award of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists. A daughter of the prairies, she began her career as a plant physiologist at the University of Alberta as a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. E. A Cossins, the 1998 Gold Medal of the Society awardee. Since her return to Canada from doctoral studies at the University of California at Davis, she has been a strong supporter of CSPP, attending regional and national meetings faithfully with her graduate students to present the results of their research into the functional anatomy of vascular plants. She has also been actively involved in the organization of these meetings, first as a member of the anonymous team that planned the silver anniversary meeting of the Society at the University of Waterloo in 1983, and most recently, in making arrangements under a new format of a one-day session for the 2000 eastern regional meeting, also held at the University of Waterloo. From 1988 to 1990, she acted as Society treasurer, with the added responsibility of initiating the process of incorporation of the Society for income tax purposes. Owing to problems with the federal government bureaucracy, she had to call on legal assistance from the University of Waterloo to set the Process in motion! In 1995, she was elected vice president for a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as president and a final two-year term as immediate past-president. During this period, she played a major role in the organization of Plant Canada, the new Federation of Plant Biology Societies in Canada. Carol made these contributions as she performed her duties as a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses and performing administrative functions and public relations activities, she has supervised many excellent graduate students, acquired excellent levels of research support, and made fundamental contributions to our understanding of root biology. It is for these outstanding contributions to the Society and to plant physiology in general that the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists presents the 2001 Gleb Krotkov Award to Dr. Carol Peterson.