The Mowat Awards are granted annually to students in each of the four SENS graduate programs whose thesis or project makes an outstanding contribution to the field of environment and sustainability.
Their work must demonstrate expertise and impact as well as exemplify the values and ideals of the scholarship practiced at SENS.
The 2018 recipients are:
- Razak Abu’s PhD dissertation, Knowledge, Use, and Change in the Saskatchewan River Delta: Assessing the Changing Livelihoods of Cumberland House Métis and Cree Nation. Supervisor: Prof. Maureen Reed.
- Lorelei Ford’s MES thesis, Consumption of Unregulated Drinking Water and Human Health Risk in Rural Communities. Supervisor: Prof. Lalita Bharadwaj.
- Maggie Norris’s MWS project, Moving Forward: Improved Working Conditions for First Nations Drinking Water Treatment Operators. Supervisor: Prof. Lalita Bharadwaj.
- Cory Whiteley’s MSEM project, Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Food Systems Network. Supervisor: Prof. Phil Loring.
- Bei Yan’s PhD dissertation, Adsorption of Antibiotics and Nickel from Aqueous Solutions on Heterogeneous Adsorbents Based on Barley Straw. Supervisor: Prof. Catherine Niu.
The Mowat Awards are named in honour of the late Canadian author Farley Mowat whose novels describing Canada's northern peoples and wildlife received international popular and critical acclaim.