Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Awards

The Irving Fox Award and the Jim Pojar Award recognize researchers, writers, activists, or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to sustainability in northwest BC. Anyone can nominate candidates (you can even nominate yourself).

View the Award Criteria for the Jim Pojar and Irving Fox Awards

Irving Fox
Irving Fox
Jim Pojar
Jim Pojar

 

The Volunteer Distinction Award was created to commend an active and involved volunteer member of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre.  This award is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contribution(s) of the individual who exemplifies the vision and mission of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

Selection Criteria and Nomination Form for the Volunteer Distinction Award

 

 


 

 BVRC AWARD WINNERS

2016 AWARD WINNERS

Read more about the 2016 award winners here!

Deborah Cichowski (left), winner of the 2016 Irving Fox Award, pictured with Rosemary Fox, the wife of the late Irving Fox.

Dr. Leslie Main Johnson, winner of the 2016 Jim Pojar Publication of the Year Award 

Robert Westcott, winner of the 2016 Volunteer Distinction Award.

 

2014 AWARD WINNER

Read more about the 2014 award winner here!

Pat Moss, winner of the 2014 Irving Fox Award

 

2013 AWARD WINNERS

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Phil Burton & Dave Coates receiving the 2013 Jim Pojar award

 

Dave Bustard won the 2013 Irving Fox Award
 

Bob Henderson receiving the Volunteer Distinction Award 2013

 

2012 AWARD WINNER

Sybille Haeussler

Sybille Haeussler receiving the Volunteer Distinction Award 2012

This year’s recipient of the Volunteer Award was Sybille Haeussler, who has dedicated her time to whitebark pine research. Threatened by the effects of climate change, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression and white pine blister rust, WBP has been the victim of rapid decline in recent years. Haeussler’s project reinventoried four old growth WBP-Cladina lichen-dominated ecosystems south of Smithers, which were previously described during British Columbia’s biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification program between 1978 and 1985. Sybille entertained and amused the AGM crowd with her whitebark pine seedling, nicknamed Barky.

 

2011 AWARD WINNERS

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Brian Edmison

Brian Edmison receiving the Irving Fox Award 2011

 

Jim Pojar Award 2011

Jim Pojar being presented with the Jim Pojar award on behalf of the 2011 recipients

 

Osborn Volunteer Award 2011

 

Steve Osborn receiving the Volunteer Distinction Award 2011

 

2010 AWARD WINNERS

Reaad more about the 2010 award winners here!

Richard Overstall 2010

Richard Overstall - Volunteer Distinction Award 2010

 

Phil Burton announcing Jim Pojar Award

Phil Burton announcing the winner of the Jim Pojar Award 2010

 

 

2009 AWARD WINNERS

Award Nominations 2009

Read more about 2009 award winners here!

Price Daust

Dave Daust and Karen Price - Irving Fox Award 2009

 

Steve Osborn

Steve Osborn - Volunteer Distinction Award 2009

 

Jim Schwab accepting Jim Pojar Award

Jim Schwab (et al) accepting the Jim Pojar Award 2009

 

 

2008 AWARD WINNERS

Award Nominations 2008

 

2006 AWARD WINNERS

Award Nominations 2006