Awards & Honours

Excellence in Teaching
The Faculty of Graduate Studies profiles Dr Rob Kozak, as a recipient of the 2014 Killam Teaching Prize which recognizes his strong commitment to teaching. Learn More

Peter Marshall awarded CIF Presidential Award
The Canadian Institute of Forestry Presidential Award, in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the Institute and exemplifying a devotion to, and passion for, the profession of forestry went to Dr Peter Marshall of Vancouver, British Columbia. The award appreciates the dedication that individuals provide and encourages individuals to contribute to the leadership, promotion, and understanding of the profession and the practice of forestry.

Cindy Prescott awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki
Professor Cindy Prescott has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki in recognition of her contributions to forest science and work with Finnish scientists and the Academy of Finland. Dr Prescott received the award during the solemn conferment ceremony in Helsinki in June 2014.

Dr Mansfield Honoured
Dr Shawn Mansfield has been awarded the David J Gifford Award in Tree Biology from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists. Learn More

Dr Nicholas Coops receives the 2014 Canadian Remote Sensing Society Silver Medal
Dr Nicholas Coops received the 2014 Canadian Remote Sensing Society Silver Medal at the joint International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) / 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (35th CSRS) in Quebec City in July. The award recognises important and sustained contributions to remote sensing in Canada, typically for a period of more than 10 years.

Dr Joerg Bohlmann named as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014
Congratulations to Dr Joerg Bohlmann for being recognized by Thomson Reuters as 1 of 6 of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. Learn more on the Thomson Reuters website.

Lisa Sennerby-Forsse awarded honorary degree
Congratulations to Dr Lisa Sennerby-Forsse who was awarded an honorary degree during the Spring Congregation ceremonies held May 2014.

Nicholas Coops and Andrés Varhola receive CFS Collaboration Award
The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has recognized the Lidar Best Practices Team for their work in producing a go-to handbook describing all of the steps necessary for understanding and implementing and airborne laser scanning project

Scott Hinch awarded Certificate of Achievement
Congratulations to Scott Hinch on receiving the annual Certificate of Achievement from the Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in March 2014.

Congratulations to Rob Kozak, winner of the 2014 Killam Teaching Prize
Dr. Robert Kozak, head of the Department of Wood Science, will receive the Killam Teaching Prize in Forestry for the 2013-14 academic year.