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Meet the 2013 Student Essay Competition winners
The centre is very pleased to announce the winners of this year's Student Essay Competition: Mary Gallerneault in the undergraduate category and Jack Wallace in the graduate category.
Mary's is a fourth-year student the science and engineering program at McMaster University. Her paper is titled A Question of Policy and Priority in Melancthon, ON: Agriculture or Aggregate? Jack is a masters candidate in the collaborative applied sustainability program at Queen’s University. The title of his essay is Sustainability Potential and Policy Framework of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment: An Ontario Perspective. In recognition of their superb achievement, Mary and Jack will each receive a $1,000 award and registration to the centre’s 2013 Public Policy Conference, to be held in Toronto on Friday, May 31. Congratulations Mary and Jack, and a special thank-you to every student who particiapted in this year's competition!
2012 Student Essay Competition winners
Caleb Gingrich, University of Waterloo
Industrial Symbiosis: Current understandings and needed ecology and economics influences
Julia Glinos, University of Toronto
Patent the Method Not the Source: An Engineer’s Obligation to the Public Regarding Gene Patenting Policy
OCEPP is also pleased to post two other submissions: Social Challenges for Implementing Renewable Energy Harvesters, by University of Toronto student Cassandra Rosen, and Countermeasure Development for Global Warming: Effective Mitigation Techniques, by University of Waterloo student Rajat Ashwarya.
2011 Student Essay Competition winner
Lesley Herstein,University of Toronto
Bridging the Gap: The Potential Role of the Engineer in Addressing Ontario’s Water Infrastructure Deficit
Other entries included: Canadian Strategies for the Photovoltaic Technology Market, by Oscar Wasilik, a University of Ottawa student click here; Current Status of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies in Canada and Beyond, by Shaunak Ray, a University of Waterloo student click here; and Global Clean Water, by Sommer Abdel-Fattah, a McMaster University student click here.
2010 Student Essay Competition winners
Jane Chui, University of Toronto
Managing Ontario river restoration projects
Arthur Yip, University of Waterloo
Why Ontario needs a sustainable--not green--energy policy
2009 Student Essay Competition winners
Sommer Abdel-Fattah, McMaster University
Privacy and Security of Medical Hospital Records
Victoria Sharpe, University of Guelph
Proposal for a Policy Framework to Transform Brownfileds into Industrial Mustard Biofuel Production Sites
Page updated May 17, 2013.