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).
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.
BVRC 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.
Read more about the 2014 award winner here!
Pat Moss, winner of the 2014 Irving Fox Award
Read more about the 2013 award winners here!
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 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.
Read more about the 2011 award winners here!
Brian Edmison receiving the Irving Fox Award 2011
Steve Osborn receiving the Volunteer Distinction Award 2011
Reaad more about the 2010 award winners here!
Richard Overstall - Volunteer Distinction Award 2010
Phil Burton announcing the winner of the Jim Pojar Award 2010
Read more about 2009 award winners here!
Dave Daust and Karen Price - Irving Fox Award 2009
Steve Osborn - Volunteer Distinction Award 2009
Jim Schwab (et al) accepting the Jim Pojar Award 2009