June 25, 2018 Geoscience BC increases technical literacy and capacity in BC with selection of 2018 Scholarship Program recipients
Vancouver, BC - June 25, 2018 - Today, ten post-graduate geoscience students have been selected to receive Geoscience BC's prestigious Scholarship Award.
The students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for their British Columbia-focused applied geoscience related to minerals, energy and water resources.
"Congratulations to all of this year's successful scholarship recipients. Geoscience BC's scholarship program is designed to recognize, encourage and inspire the next generation of earth scientists and we are pleased to support these outstanding students," said Gavin C. Dirom, Geoscience BC's President and CEO.
Scholarship applications were evaluated and selected by a volunteer Scholarship Review Committee, consisting of experienced geoscience experts. They have been awarded to students based on the project's technical merit, the student's interest in natural resource development and management, and academic qualifications.
Geoscience BC Scholarships are awarded each year to students who are registered and have started in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science, geoscience or applied geoscience. Since 2007, Geoscience BC has invested $520,000 into the scholarship program. Continuing to select scholarship recipients every year is part of our commitment to support post-graduate students, increase technical literacy and capacity and the next generation of geoscientists in BC as outlined in Geoscience BC's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, Forging opportunities through earth science partnerships.
Geoscience BC 2018 Post-Graduate Applied Geoscience Scholarship Recipients:
Alexandra Kunert, University of Waterloo
Project: Gordondale Member source rock quality and Early Jurassic ocean redox conditions based on core analysis and organic/inorganic geochemistry, Fort St. John Area (Northeast British Columbia)
Emily Miller, University of British Columbia
Project: District-wide geodynamic controls on porphyry and epithermal-style mineralization in the Stewart area (northwestern British Columbia): The role of reactivated basement structures
Visit the Geoscience BC website to learn more about the 2018 Scholarship Award winners or click here to access the web page directly.
About Geoscience BC
Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, governments, academia and the resource sector. Our independent earth science enables informed resource management decisions. You can view a copy of the Geoscience BC Strategic Plan 2018-2022 here. Geoscience BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.