2021 Geoscience BC Scholarship Program Provides Valuable Lift to New Generation of Geoscientists

Vancouver, BC – June 25, 2021 – Geoscience BC’s 2021 scholarship recipients have been announced, providing a valuable lift to 10 post-graduate geoscience students working on minerals, energy exploration and development projects in British Columbia.

Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship to support them as they conduct their applied geoscience research.

“Geoscience BC’s scholarship program is a key part of fulfilling our commitment to support post-graduate students working across British Columbia. It helps to develop talent, attract investment and boost competitiveness in British Columbia. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!” said Geoscience BC President and CEO Gavin C. Dirom.

Geoscience BC’s Scholarship Review Committee, which is made up of experienced geoscientists with a broad range of expertise, reviewed and evaluated applications. Scholarships are awarded to students based on their project's technical merit as well as their interest in natural resource development and management, volunteer work and academic progress.

Geoscience BC scholarships are awarded each year to up to 10 students who are registered and have started in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science or geoscience. Since 2007, Geoscience BC has invested $670,000 to support students through scholarships.

Geoscience BC 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Daniel Adria, University of British Columbia
Project: Impact of Dam Breach Parameters and Inputs on Tailings Dam Breach Runout Events

Kade Damant, University of Calgary
Project: Upper Crustal Cooling History of the Intermontane Belt

Sepide Hendi, University of British Columbia
Project: Fibre Optics Application for Underground Monitoring and Mine Surveillance; In-situ Stress Monitoring and Instability Hazard Pre-warning

Bianca Iulianella Phillips, University of British Columbia
Project: Soil Microbial Community Biosensors of Concealed Mineralization

Pascal Voegeli, University of Alberta
Project: Exploration Implications of Contrasting Geochemistry and Mineralogy in the Lawyers Property, Toodoggone District, British Columbia, Canada

Beverly Yang, University of British Columbia
Project: Examining the Feasibility of Integrating Machine Learning Techniques in Rock Engineering Design

Zahra Esmaelizadeh, University of Calgary
Project: Integrated Reservoir Study Applied to Fault Stability Analysis - Case Study of the Septimus Field

Cedar Hanneson, University of Alberta
Project: Magnetotelluric Investigations of Geothermal Systems in Western Canada

Samantha Mackie, University of Calgary
Project: Structure and Stratigraphy of the Triassic Montney Formation and its Relationship to the Occurrence of H2S in North-Eastern British Columbia, Canada

Ali Mehrabifard, University of British Columbia
Project: Mechanistic Investigation of Fluid Injection Induced Seismicity Integrating State-of-the-Art Triaxial Experiments and Numerical Modelling

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For more information, please contact:
Richard Truman
Geoscience BC