urbanecology.ca Award

The urbanecology.ca cash award is presented annually to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is beginning a final project in the Restoration of Natural Systems program at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to those who plan a career in urban restoration. We started the award in 2012 to honour Val’s dad, Valentin Schaefer Sr., and to celebrate urban ecology.

Here are the folks who have received the urbanecology.ca award to date:

  • 2018    Louise Benckhuysen
  • 2017    Robin Strong
  • 2016    Andrew Elves [read his letter!]
  • 2015    Jenny Hebb
  • 2014    Amanda Cook
  • 2013    Lexi Fisher
  • 2012    Helena Mahoney