Considered an expert in his field, Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde (PhD) is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in applied evolutionary ecology at Laurentian University. An inspiration to students, he is considered one of the best lecturers in his department. He is the director of the Wildlife Research Station in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Professionally, I am motivated by friendly competition. Acquiring research funding and publishing results is a competitive business, and I am motivated to be as productive as I can be. I think the students who work with me are joining a research group that is considered excellent by the research community. It's my job to maintain that reputation.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: I should say Charles Darwin or Richard Dawkins because I am an evolutionary biologist. Nonetheless, I'm going to say Brad Pitt.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: My family has come to really appreciate the Sudbury area since our arrival in 2003. The access to lakes, Science North, the reasonable cost of housing among other features make Sudbury a good place to raise a family.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always knew that I wanted to be a zoologist. Always.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: Professionally, seeing research students achieving success is one of the highlights of my job. Personally, spending time with my two children and my wife is really when I am most happy.