UBC Forestry warmly congratulates Dr. Maja Krzic, who is a recipient of this year’s Canadian Society of Soil Science Fellow Award.
About Dr. Krzic’s Research
An associate professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Dr. Krzic has devoted her life research to understanding the impact of humans on soil properties and processes, and the importance of global sustainability.
As an innovative and award-winning educator, Dr. Krzic is known for utilizing outdoor community space to bring the study of soil science alive for her students. Additionally, Dr. Krzic co-chairs the Canadian Society of Soil Science Education Committee, which she established in 2014 in hopes of advancing digital learning technology.
Throughout her career, Dr. Krzic has been the recipient of numerous awards from a variety of organizations for her diverse educational contributions, including the prestigious Canadian distinction, 3M National Teaching Fellow of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
In 2018, Dr. Krzic was named the eighth recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education by the Campus, for her active role in establishing the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group, which serves as an open-access educational platform and multimedia resource.
Last year, Dr. Krzic and her team were awarded the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education’s (CNIE) Award of Merit for Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in a Partnership or Collaboration for their strides in Canadian education.
About the Canadian Society of Soil Science Fellow Award
Dr. Krzic is one of two CSSS members named as fellows annually for their acclaimed accomplishments in soil science and service to the Society. Fellows are awarded for their personal and professional achievements within the field as well as their positive impact on the soil science research community.