• Anika Smithson earned a BSc (Honours) in Earth science from Carleton University in 2015. An outstanding scholar, she won numerous awards, including the Collins Renewable Prestige Scholarship of full tuition for four years. Originally from Orangeville, Ontario, Anika has a passion for...

  • Bruce Malloch, from Little Lepreau, New Brunswick, graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with a BSc (Honours) in biology. In his final year, he assessed how microarthropod communities in leaf litter are affected by urbanization, a major threat to ecosystem...

  • Kristen Noel, from Enfield, Nova Scotia, is a 2019 BSc graduate in biology from Université Sainte-Anne. Her passion for the preservation of wildlife in the face of climate change has been expressed in volunteer activities that include monitoring the migration of Northern...

  • Alex Hart, from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, is a 2018 graduate of St. Stephen High School. Captain of his school’s hockey, volleyball and soccer teams in his senior year, Alex also co-founded his school’s G.R.E.E.N Group which has given him a platform...

  • Sarah Lavallée is a 2018 graduate of West Vancouver’s Sentinel Secondary School’s French Immersion Program, with a passion for leading change in how society’s consumer driven culture accounts for the resources it uses and rewards companies and individuals for reducing their environmental...

  • Tyler d’Entrement earned his BScH from Acadia in May 2017, completing his final two years as an Arthur Irving Academy Scholar in Environmental Science. Tyler’s research into two Spartina saltmarsh grasses and the specific fungi found on them earned him recognition from...

  • Emma Rand is from Port Williams, Nova Scotia and has a strong background in farming and the 4-H movement. In 2017, she served as President of two 4-H clubs, the Kings County 4-H Council and the Cornwallis Project and since 2013 has...

  • Karmen Simonson is from Dinsmore, Saskatchewan and was drawn to Acadia because of her fascination with the ocean and its biodiversity. Growing up on a cattle ranch, Karmen has a deep understanding of the challenges facing agriculture and the practices developed by...

  • Laura Bonga of Saint John, New Brunswick, has a deep admiration for the environment, stemming from generations of family commitment to understanding and preserving the natural world. Laura’s appreciation for the environment goes beyond the classroom, having completed numerous hikes, including the...

  • Sydney Scholten, from Moncton, New Brunswick, developed a strong appreciation for nature at a young age while exploring wildlife in coastal St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. Her relationship with Acadia goes back a long way to when she first visited as a young...