Golder Awards Student Creativity in Sustainable Cities and Communities

Jan 7, 2013

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) is proud to partner with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) to reward student achievement in sustainability through the Making Great Places Award.

This award recognizes a student who demonstrates insight and creativity in building sustainability into a city or community. For the second year in a row, industry leaders in sustainable cities honoured the recipient at "Making Great Places", a national conference focusing on the redevelopment of underutilized properties as a catalyst for sustainable, vibrant and livable communities and cities.

As a sponsor of the conference, Golder engages future generations in the dialogue to tackle challenges facing cities and communities today. To reach society's young leaders, the firm co-leads the student award, and creates a forum for students from across Canada to analyze and discuss brownfield redevelopment, while considering factors such as sustainable remediation strategies, community planning, funding and financing, and government policies and legislation.

"We understand the importance of engaging future generations around the world in the topic of "Making Great Places" and the value of helping students develop relationships with those who have been successful in the field for years". - Jeanette Southwood, Global and Canadian Sustainable Cities Leader, Golder Associates.

This year, Aimée Brisebois earned the 2012 Making Great Places Award for her ability to combine environmental toxicology research with her passion for sustainable community development. Living in Vancouver, Aimée is a master's student at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. To celebrate her achievement and help connect this future leader with today's sustainable city leaders, Golder worked with Simon Frasier University to ensure Aimée received the award in person at Making Great Places in Niagara Falls.

The Golder/CUI award is the second award that Aimée has won this year. Her first award of 2012 was winning the Best Poster Presentation from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Pacific-Northwest Chapter. She is a student member of both SETAC and the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC).

Golder is proud to support young leaders such as Aimée Brisebois, and Dania Ansari, a Master of Environmental Studies (Planning) candidate from York University who received the 2011 award for her innovative approach to sustainable communities through community planning. To build on these successes, the firm will continue to engage future generations in building sustainable cities and communities.


About Golder Associates
Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to "engineer earth's development" while "preserving earth's integrity". As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, we deliver solutions to our clients by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy. We have 180 offices worldwide and more than 8,000 employees. For more information, visit golder.com.

For more information about Sustainable Cities at Golder, contact:
Jeanette Southwood,
Principal and Global & Canadian Sustainable Cities Leader

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