- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1977-78)
Dr. Michael Berrill was recognized for his commitment to teaching excellence and for his exemplary concern for students with the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1978.
Prof. Berrill has many areas of research interest, including amphibian biology, emerging wildlife diseases and environmental stress. His research includes assessing the chronic effects of pesticides, particularly those that are immuno-suppressive or are endocrine disruptors, and tracking lethal emergent diseases of native amphibians. He is "interested in whole, living organisms" - their behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology and development. As a professor in Trent’s Biology Department, Prof. Berrill teaches Current Issues in Biology, Evolution and Marine Ecology.
Prof. Berrill came to Trent in 1968, after completing his Ph.D. at Princeton. Prof. Berrill also holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii.