The BC Institute of Agrologists is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2018 BCIA Scholarship awards. Angeli dela Rosa, currently a BCIA Student is the recipient of the $1500 BCIA Undergraduate Scholarship. Amy Norgaard, currently an Articling Agrologist, is the recipient of the $1500 BCIA Graduate Scholarship.
Angeli dela Rosa
Angeli is finishing her 3rd year of the Sustainable Agriculture degree program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is a part-time research assistant for the KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, and also grows food with Farmers on 57th community integrated urban farm in Vancouver. One of her dreams is to have a sustainable and innovative farm that not only grows amazing food using ecological methods, but also serves to educate the public about the scientific and social justice dimensions of our food system.
Take a moment to read Angeli's essay regarding "What is Agrology in British Columbia?"
Amy Norgaard, A.Ag.
Passionate about connections between food production and ecosystem health, Amy completed both her BSc in Applied Biology and the Practicum of Sustainable Agriculture at UBC in 2015. After graduating, she spent a few months on a variety of organic farms in Switzerland and Denmark, followed by two seasons working on a small organic vegetable farm in the Pemberton Valley. She is now an Articling Agrologist with BCIA and has also returned to UBC to work on her Master of Soil Science in the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab with Dr. Sean Smukler. Her research is focused on improving organic vegetable farm sustainability through enhanced nutrient management planning. Outside of school, Amy can usually be found working at the farmers' market, or somewhere in the mountains biking, hiking, camping, or split-boarding.
Take a moment to read Amy's essay regarding "What is Agrology in British Columbia?"
Applications for the 2019 BCIA Scholarships will be accepted as of July 1, 2019. For more information on the BCIA Scholarships, please go to the BCIA website - About BCIA - Scholarships and Awards