On October 2, Horizon Multiressource and the private woodlot owners’ cooperative, Terra-Bois, awarded the second of a triennial series of scholarships to two third year students ($1000 and $500) registered in Vanier College’s Environmental and Wildlife Management Program (EWM). This program trains technologists specialized in fieldwork, environmental studies, wildlife management and laboratory techniques.
This year’s recipients are Eliza-Jane Morin and Stacey Olynick. The awards were presented at the Vanier College Field Station, located in the Township of Gore by Mr. André Goulet, Director General of Horizon Multiressource and Brian Scully, Teacher and Vanier College Field Station Coordinator. The scholarships are awarded to recognize academic performance, community involvement, leadership, intellectual curiosity and ethics, and serve to reward and highlight the achievements of students entering the third year of the program.
The objective of this triennial bursary program, administered by the Vanier College Foundation, is to encourage students to enter the EWM Program, to complete their studies, and to develop aptitudes and attitudes in-line with sustainable development.
It also seeks to foster a relationship between the students and the Argenteuil community, to highlight the synergy between the College and local organizations working in forest management and sustainable development in Argenteuil, as well as to promote student involvement in the Williams Creek Watershed Management Program (2010-2014) in Gore and Lachute.