Student Kudos

Congratulations to the Forestry graduate students who have been recognized for outstanding accomplishments in the 2015/16 academic year!

Edward JC Hossie Leadership Award

Ana Elia Ramon Hidalgo is one of three recipients of the university-wide competition. The Edward JC Hossie Leadership Award endowed by the estate of Edward J Hossie supports students who have demonstrated leadership through volunteerism, community service, and/or campus activities.  Learn More.

Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016

Yang Liu (supervisor: Yousry El-Kassaby) – “Eco-evolutionary perspective on life-history traits with emphasis on seed dormancy and its genetic basis of adaptation in conifers

Best Master’s Thesis Award 2016

Curtis Chance (supervisor: Nicholas Coops) – “Mapping the distributions of two invasive plant species in urban areas with advanced remote sensing data

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Forestry 2016/17

Congratulations to Dr Omnia Gamal El-Dien Ibrahim!

Omnia was nominated by Dr Younes Alila for her TA work in FRST 231, FRST 430 and FRST 530. All of the professors involved in these courses (Drs Alila, Kozak, LeMay, Eskelson) as well as six students, submitted very strong letters of support for Omnia. Omnia was lauded for her in-depth knowledge of forest biometrics and skills in problem-based learning, as well as her ability to encourage critical thinking. Her nomination letters described her as reliable, thoughtful, well-prepared, a great pleasure to work with, and a wonderful and gifted teacher. Omnia will be recognized with a formal certificate and a cash prize at a UBC Ceremonies reception next month, as well as at the 2017 UBC Killam Laureates reception later in the year.

Congratulations also to runner-up, PhD Candidate, Krishna Malladi. The selection committee noted Krishna’s excellence in teaching and strong contributions he is making in the Faculty of Forestry.

A sincere thank you to the Adjudication Committee (Suzanne Simard (Chair), Mike Meitner, Greg Smith and Nick Rong) and all of those who participated in the nominations.