2023 Owl Award
Dr. Sally Stuart

The Red Deer River Naturalists are pleased to present the 2023 Owl Award to Dr. Sally Stuart.

It is our pleasure to recognize Dr. Sally Stuart as the 2023 recipient of the RDRN Owl Award.


Sally is a keen Biologist and Naturalist. She has taught in the biology and nursing programs at Red Deer Polytechnic since 1989 and has also served in a variety of other roles including Chair of the Biology Department and President of the Faculty Association.


Over the years, she has shared her love of zoology, physiology and the natural world with thousands of RDP students. She has a keen interest in bioacoustics and has supervised numerous student research projects on local bat and bird vocalizations. 


Sally served on the RDRN board from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, she took over the job of organizing our monthly speakers. Her ability to bring in excellent speakers has raised RDRN’s profile in the community and beyond.


Sally is also a regular contributor to the RDRN newsletter through her interesting and informative “Seasonal Sights and Sounds of Alberta” articles.


Finally, Sally has strengthened the relationship between RDP and RDRN by encouraging students to attend our monthly meetings, and even providing opportunities for RDP students to present their research projects to our organization. 


Congratulations Sally! Well deserved!