Brian Grant Award
The Ministry of Environment, the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) and the British Columbia Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (BC Chapter SWANA) have established an award to recognize the work of Brian Grant in advancing solid waste management in British Columbia.
Brian Grant, a long time employee of the Ministry of Environment, went missing while kayaking around Brooks Peninsula off the West Coast of Vancouver Island in 2006. Visionary, focused and innovative are a few of Brian's qualities. Brian worked with local governments and industry and was instrumental in introducing and advancing solid waste management planning and extended producer responsibility in British Columbia. Through the work of Brian and others, B.C. is now recognized as one of the leaders in the implementation of product stewardship in North America.
The award program is to honour our colleague Brian Grant and to support students that are preparing themselves for work in the fields of solid waste planning and management. It will hopefully continue the work that Brian started in the hopes of producing knowledgeable and responsible solid waste management professionals for the future.
The Brian Grant Award is for $1,500. As the fund grows, multiple $1,500 awards will be granted to successful candidates. The award(s) are for students currently enrolled in a full-time college or university program and have completed at least one undergraduate year. Eligible students are students who are pursuing a degree, certificate or diploma in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management, industry product stewardship/extended producer responsibility and recycling.
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