The winners of the 3rd annual HCTF–McCubbing Awards were announced today at the BC Institute of Technology’s Awards Celebration in Burnaby, BC.
Four students from the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program as well as the Bachelor of Science, Ecological Restoration program will receive a $5,000 awards scholarship to assist with their studies at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) created the award in memory of Don McCubbing, a fisheries biologist and member of our Fisheries Technical Review Committee who passed away in 2015. Don believed that education in both practical field work and technical skills training was key to developing the next generation of fisheries biologists. Don left behind a legacy of academic and professional achievements, innovation in the field of fisheries biology and science-based decision making in service of fisheries conservation throughout BC.
We here at HCTF believe that supporting the next generation of BC conservationists is key to securing the future of wildlife, fish and natural habitats in this province. The educational background, technical skills and practical experience the awards winners and their fellow students will receive at BCIT will inform conservation practices in BC for years to come. HCTF would like to congratulate this year’s HCTF–McCubbing Awards winners and wish them success in their future fish, wildlife and habitat conservation careers.