The School is proud to announce the second winner of the Dr. Glen Toner Scholarship – Samantha Jarvis.

Samantha is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy program.

“I really loved the program,” she says. “It is what allowed me to steer my future career towards working in the environment and continue to build my leadership skills. My time as editor-in-chief of the ISEMA journal taught me about the importance of sharing different voices on important topics in the realm of science, innovation and the environment. Further, it was a truly rewarding experience working with my peers to edit and publish their work!”

“Courses in energy evaluation and assessment tools and energy economics allowed me to learn about my interest in quantitative research and the importance of data for decision-making. This led me to apply to and accept an offer from University of Waterloo for the graduate diploma in Climate Risk Management, where I will continue to develop skills in understanding climate data and its importance.”

In her final semester, Samantha completed a directed study on precision fermentation’s ability to disrupt the dairy industry through the lens of a socio-technical transition.

Samantha is currently a wildlife policy analyst with the Migratory Birds Conservation Unit at Environment and Climate Change Canada. She is also the Social Media Manager for the SE alumni group SIGNALS.

“I am excited to continue to build a network that brings together students, alumni and professors concerned about sustainability issues.”

2020 Recipient: Balie Walker