2021 Stuart Somerville Memorial Scholarship Winners

Lori Clyde

Lori is in the second year of a diploma course in Integrated Environmental Planning at the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College in Nelson.

Lori’s varied background includes aircraft technician, carpentry, a residential gardening business and environmental educator. She is looking for and working towards a role in protecting natural landscapes and resources.

Ibukun Olasanmi

Ibukun is in the research phase of a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.

Ibukun’s research is directed toward the use of biosurfactants in the bioremediation of contaminated soils.  She has worked as an environmental scientist with SLR Consulting and as a Professional Agrologist.

Ibukun is also very active in community and school organizations and is a Student Senator on the UNBC Senate.

Emily Townsend

Emily is enrolled in a Master of Arts in Environment and Management  at Royal Roads University in Victoria and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey.  She is specializing in sustainable food management.

Emily’s interest in sustainable food management came from growing up in developing countries in South America and Africa where scarcity was not unusual.  A degree in Environment and Sustainability from UBC led to her co-founding “coFood Vancouver”, an apprenticeship on a Saltspring Island organic farm, and working at Growing City, a waste management and recycling services company.

Emily’s goal is to help reduce food waste while providing the necessary means to all.