Dr. Jade Savage is a Full Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bishop’s University. She completed her BSc in Biology and PhD in Entomology both at McGill University. She has experience in electronic surveillance of ticks, especially Ixodes scapularis.
Dr. Savage is the principal investigator of eTick (www.etick.ca), an electronic public platform for image-based identification and population monitoring of ticks in Canada. The citizen science project invites the public to participate in the monitoring of ticks in Canada by submitting tick photos on the eTick app or website for identification by a professional.
Dr. Savage is a Co-Applicant on the grant. She will share the tick surveillance data collected through eTick and use the network to constantly improve and update the province-specific public health messages disseminated through the platform.