2007-08 Recipients of Centre for Environment Undergraduate Awards

Friday, September 5, 2008 2:44:00 AM

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Undergraduate students and alumni presented with Pimlott and/or Hunter awards at the Douglas Pimlott Lecture in March, 2008.  BACK ROW, from left to right: Abdifatah Abdi (Pimlott), Emily van Halem (Hunter), Dawn Strifler (Hunter), Elena Jusenlijska (Pimlott), Linda Varekamp (Pimlott), Samantha Azzarello (Pimlott), Ian Aley (Hunter and Pimlott).   FRONT row, from left to right: Erin Hamayda (Pimlott), May Jeong (Pimlott), Cindy Chao (Pimlott), and Joanna Vince (Pimlott)
Photo: Undergraduate students and alumni presented with Pimlott and/or Hunter awards at the Douglas Pimlott Lecture in March, 2008. (Photo courtesy of David Powell.)
BACK ROW, from left to right: Abdifatah Abdi (Pimlott), Emily van Halem (Hunter), Dawn Strifler (Hunter), Elena Jusenlijska (Pimlott), Linda Varekamp (Pimlott), Samantha Azzarello (Pimlott), Ian Aley (Hunter and Pimlott).  
FRONT row, from left to right: Erin Hamayda (Pimlott), May Jeong (Pimlott), Cindy Chao (Pimlott), and Joanna Vince (Pimlott).  Alex Doukas and Monika Kastelic were not in attendance.

The Centre for Environment wishes to congratulate the recipients of the following undergraduate awards.  For more information, please visit http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/Undergraduate/Scholarships.aspx  or contact David Powell, CFE Undergraduate Student Advisor, david.powell@utoronto.ca, 416-946-8100.


FRANCES L. ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP
This award is for an outstanding second or third-year student in a Specialist or double Major program in environmental studies at the Centre for Environment. The 2007-08 recipient was David Berliner, third-year B.Sc. student in the Environment and Health Specialist Program, major in Human Biology.

CHACHRA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE
This is awarded to a student enrolled in a B.Sc. specialist or major program, offered by the Centre for Environment, on the basis of financial need. Academic merit is also considered.  The 2007-08 recipients were Adrienne DeBond, fourth-year Hons. B.Sc. student, Environmental Geosciences Specialist Program; and Felix Gunawan, Hons. B.Sc. alumus, major in Human Biology, Environment and Health Specialist Program.

DR. STANLEY ALLAN CORD SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
This scholarship is awarded to students in the third or fourth year at the Centre for Environment who have achieved academic excellence.  All other things being equal, preference is afforded to Innis College students, extending the tradition of the former Innis College Environmental Studies Program.  The 2007-08 recipient was Jennifer Loo, Hons B.Sc. alumna, Environment and Health Specialist Program.

PETER JOHN HARE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENT (NEW IN 2007-08)
This is awarded to a specialist or major in environmental studies on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to students taking courses in Environment and Science. Demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues is also considered.  The 2007-08 recipient was Cindy Chao, third-year B.Sc. student, Environment and Health Specialist Program.

KATHRYN S. ROLPH SCHOLARSHIP
This is awarded to an outstanding student in a Centre program who has achieved a high mark in a course on environmental issues (currently JGE221Y or ENV321Y). The 2007-08 recipients were: 1) for JGE 221Y: Isabelle Eckler, B.A. student, majors in Environment and Society, and English; 2) for ENV 321Y: Angela Garvey, B.A. student, majors in Environment and Society, and Urban Studies.

SIDNEY AND LUCILLE SILVER SCHOLARSHIP
This is awarded to an outstanding third-year student in a Specialist or double Major program in environmental studies at the Centre for Environment or the Department of Geography.  The 2007-08 recipient was David Photiadis, third-year B.A. student, majors in  Environment and Society, and Environment and Resource Management.

ROBERT HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP
This new scholarship was created, with financial assistance from CHUM Ltd., in memory of Bob Hunter, Ecology Specialist Reporter at CITY TV in Toronto and co-founder of Greenpeace. It is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the Centre for Environment's environmental programs. Preference is given to students focusing their studies on climate. All other things being equal, preference is afforded to Innis College students, extending the tradition of the former Innis College Environmental Studies Program.  The 2006-07 recipients of the inaugural scholarship, awarded at the Douglas Pimlott Lecture on March 26, 2008 were: Ian Aley, Hons. B.A. alumnus, majors in Environmental Policy and Practice, and Urban Studies; Alex Doukas, Hons. B.A. alumnus, majors in Environmental Policy and Practice, and English; Dawn Strifler, Hons. B.A. alumna, majors in Environmental Policy and Practice, and Anthropology; and Emily Van Halem, Hons. B.A. alumna, majors in Environmental Policy and Practice, and International Development Studies.

DOUGLAS PIMLOTT AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIPS
These are awarded to Centre for Environment students with excellent levels of academic achievement combined with a demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues. All other things being equal, preference is afforded to Innis College students, extending the tradition of the former Innis College Environmental Studies Program. The 2006-07 recipients, presented at the 2008 Douglas Pimlott lecture, were:

Pimlott Award:
Abdi Abdifatah, 3rd year, Environmental Policy and Practice specialist program; Samantha Azzarello, 2nd year, majors in Environment and Science, and Economics; Cindy Chao (see Hare scholarship above); Erin Hamayda, 3rd year, major in Environmental and Society; (May) Sori Jeong, 4th year, majors in Environmental & Society, Political Science; and Elena Jusenlijska, Hons. B.A. alumna, majors in Environmental Policy and Practice, and Political Science.

Pimlott Entrance Scholarship:
Cindy Chao (see above).

Pimlott Graduating Scholarship:
Ian Aley (see Hunter scholarship above); Alex Doukas (see Hunter scholarship above); Linda Varekamp, Hons. B.A. alumna, majors in Environmental Studies and English; and Joanna Vince, Hons. B.Sc. alumna, majors in Biology, and Environment and Science.
Also awarded at the 2008 Pimlott lecture was the 2005-06 Pimlott Graduating Scholarship to Monika Kastelic, Hons. B.A. alumna, majors in Environmental Studies, and Environment and Resource Management.