2022 Jake McDonald Scholarship Awards: This year, Dr. Wendy Gardner, chair of the TRCR Scholarship Committee and TRCR member from Thomson Rivers University presented the Jake McDonald Scholarship Awards to two very deserving recipients, Shesley Callison-Hanna, and Behnaz Bahroudi .
Shesley Callison-Hanna is in her second year of the MSc in Environmental Science Program at TRU and is a member of the Tahltan Nation. Her research focuses on the impact of drought on productivity and community composition of an agronomic grassland community at Highland Valley Copper along with a focus on understanding Nlaka’pamux community members perspectives on ecosystem restoration and mining reclamation practices.
Behnaz Bahroudi is in her second year of the MSc in Environmental Science Program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), and her research investigates the influence of topsoil-till cover depths and amendments on ecosystem reclamation and hydraulic infiltration rates for reclaimed tailings facilities at the New Afton mine.
The award winners are also highlighted in this Newsrelease2022.