Global impact on shellfish exports

Jim Lawrence (BSc’69, PhD’72), had his method for testing shellfish for certain paralytic toxins pass into law in the European Union. Member countries must use the method for resolving trade disputes involving shellfish. It has a worldwide impact as well and applies to disputes with any country that exports shellfish to the EU. The method is already the official testing method of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN.

On an artistic note, Jim was honoured and privileged to have participated with master sculptor, R. Breault-Landry in the creation of a relief sculpture honouring Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian female soldier to be killed in active combat. The piece will be displayed in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.