Kudos to Andrew Plowright (pictured left) and Lavino (Wei-Chung) Chen (not pictured) on winning the latest GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award!
Andrew Plowright (MSc in Forestry) has been pursuing his research interests in remote sensing, natural resource management, environmental conservation, and sustainable development since 2011. Working as a UBC lab instructor, he is honing his teaching and research skills amongst 14 of his graduate peers led by Dr. Nicholas C. Coops, Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing (I). Plowright has worked as a land surveyor, tree planter, and graphic designer and illustrator. Between 2013 and 2014, he worked as a GIS analyst for Nature Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.
Download Plowright’s winning entry in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/52384
Lavino (Wei-Chung) Chen (MSc in Planning) has experience in environmental, climate-change adaptation, disaster management and community-visioning planning since 2013. Part of his graduate research has involved mapping work on a two-year project about the social vulnerability to disasters in Richmond, B.C. Chen is working on-call as a sign inspector in Richmond. Some of his past roles included working as a test technician, an administrative officer, and a weather observational assistant. Back in 2012, he worked abroad in Taiwan at the Microsoft Taiwan Corporation and Qualcomm Atheros International Ltd. In 2014, he worked locally in Vancouver, B.C. at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.
Download Chen’s winning entry in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/52310
About the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (two awards valued at $500 each)
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award aims to feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of graduate non-thesis coursework projects or manuscripts subject to instructor approval. Award details at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/
Above image is courtesy of the UBC Graduate Student Society