In 2015, scholarships were awarded to the following five students:
Estefania Milla-Moreno – University of British Columbia
Michelle Phillips – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
Glenn Sidewell – Thompson Rivers University
Sarah Whitehouse, Thompson Rivers University
Osvaldo Vega – University of British Columbia
Estefania is in her first year of a PhD in Forestry at UBC with a study focus on investigation of the feasibility of two phytoremediation techniques in the proximity of a Copper mining site in Chile. Prior to this she completed a MSc, Forest and Conservation Science at UBC (focus on poplar – biomass/pulp paper).
Michelle is in her first year of MSc Environmental Science with a study focus on biosolids use in reclamation with Highland Valley Copper as the study site. Prior to this she received her Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree from the same university.
Glenn is in his 4th year of a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree at Thompson Rivers University and has worked extensively in mining operations through the University Co-Op program.
Sarah is in first year of the Msc Environmental Science program at Thomson Rivers University with a focus on public attitudes and risk perception of the land application of biosolids. Prior to this, she received a BSc in Environmental Chemistry from TRU.
Osvaldo is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mine Engineering at UBC.
These student received their scholarships through the mail as the 2015 TRCR Symposium was combined earlier in the year at the Mine Closure conference in May in Vancouver. Estefania and Osvaldo also received recognition on December 3, 2015 in association with the 2014 Reclamation Awards presentations in Vancouver.