UBC Forestry extends our sincere congratulations to Dr. Rob Guy for receiving the Faculty of Forestry Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Mentorship Award for 2023.
The recognition celebrates Rob’s generosity of expertise, integrity and his ability to inspire and provide encouragement and tailored support for graduate students on their varied and individual journeys.
Rob has gone above and beyond in his commitment to serving the broader graduate student community. Not only has he supported his own research group, but he has also shared his knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills as a committee member for over 112 students. His dedication is truly remarkable and sets him apart as a model of mentorship.
Many of Rob’s past mentees have attributed their success to the central role he played in helping them realize their full potential and launching their careers. Rob’s impact on the academic community extends far beyond his research, as he has inspired and supported the next generation of academics through his exceptional mentorship.
As one mentee, now a faculty member, attests, “I use Rob as the standard and point of reference for mentoring graduate students in my program.” Rob’s reputation for integrity, collegiality and professionalism in mentorship precedes him, and this award is a well-deserved recognition of his contributions.
Congratulations to all of the nominees for their outstanding contributions to graduate supervision and mentorship. We also express our gratitude to the adjudication committee for their diligent work in selecting the recipient of the award.