For a second year, the EMA of BC held a successful student poster competition as part of their annual workshop. A total of 4 posters were reviewed by 5 judges consisting of 4 EMA Board members and one representative of Royal Roads University (sponsor of the Poster Competition). Each poster was competing for one of three prizes – 1st place ($750), 2nd place ($500) and 3rd place ($250). Each of the posters was judged based on quality and appeal, organization, required components, originality and the interview.
The top three posters were:
1st Place – $750 Prize – Katerina Kwon – Grounded in values, informed by science: The selection of valued components in a First Nation cumulative effects management system.
2nd Place $500 Prize – Bridget Doyle – – Potential mitigation strategy for acidic sediment conditions in support of First Nation shellfish restoration initiatives.
3rd Place $250 Prize – Chandra Ghimire – Influence of Traffic Volume on the Distribution of Metals and PAHs in Soils and Plants along Roadways in Victoria, Canada.
Honorary mention to Zoe Hole for her poster titled Diverting Household Hazardous Waste and the Effects on Landfill Leachate.
Congratulations to all students for their enthusiasm and interest in environmental management!