2018 Stuart Somerville Memorial Scholarship Winners

Lucas Burrows

Lucas is in the final year of Civil Engineering at UBC. Last summer he worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Victor Lo’s research group in Environmental Engineering. He worked specifically on a Microwave Enhanced Advanced Oxidation Process for the treatment of organic slurries such as wastewater sludges and food processing wastes. He is looking for the opportunity to work on projects which the public benefits from and uses daily.

Gabriel Sanches Arruda

Gabriel is from Brazil and is working on a diploma in Environmental Protection Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He has worked on all aspects of a waste audit at Kwantlen and is a volunteer with Langley Environmental Partners in water quality monitoring. His career goals involve contributing to environmental assessments that will help our country develop in an environmentally sustainable and economically viable way.

Terri McRitchie

Terri is a student in Integrated Environmental Planning at Selkirk College. Last summer she worked at invasive species management and riparian restoration. She has worked as a professional scuba diver for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary which included underwater videography. She created a short video displaying the effects of garbage accumulation on lake bottoms.

Kylie Kerik

Kylie is completing a degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Northern BC. She has been very active in the Environmental Engineering Student Associations at UBC and UNBC. She spent two summers with Tetra Tech working on waste audits, analyses and community outreach. She was Zero Waste Co-ordinator during her year at UBC involved with contamination in organic wastes and reduction of single use items. She is a student member of SWANA and is looking for a career in solid waste in consulting or local government.

Alanna Friesen

Alanna is taking Environmental Protection Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her interest in solid waste was triggered when her co-op placement was at Vancouver Landfill as a Landfill Gas Technician. She is a student member of SWANA and has taken a Landfill Fire Course. She is a member of Students Active for the Environment at Kwantlen.