Student Kudos

Congratulations to the Forestry graduate students who have been recognized for outstanding accomplishments in the 2017/18 academic year!

Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017

Mina Momayyezi (supervisor: Robert Guy) – “Physiological basis of variation in mesophyll conductance of black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa Torr. & Gray)”

Best Master’s Thesis Award 2017

Stephen Healy (supervisor: Scott Hinch) – “Physiological and Environmental Factors Influencing Migration Survival and Behaviour of Hatchery Seymour River Steelhead Smolts (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) in Coastal British Columbia”

Best Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017

Congratulations to Shaghayegh Akhtari!
Shaghaygh was nominated by Dr Taraneh Sowlati for her work in WOOD 440 (Engineering Economics) and WOOD 330 (Industrial Engineering). Support letters from fellow TA’s as well as from numerous students credit Shaghaygh for having a strong understanding of the course material, expert ability in explaining information to students and enthusiasm for helping them. Shaghaygh’s willingness to go the extra mile to provide an improved learning environment for students, along with her clearly demonstrated passion for teaching gave her first place in this competition in a field of exemplary nominees.
Thanks to the Adjudication Committee (Drs. Julie Cool, Harry Nelson and Tongli Wang) and all of those who participated in the nominations.