Sustainable Buildings Canada Student Bursaries

Jan 26, 2016

In 2016, SBC is pleased to announce that we will be supporting 3 graduate students in the pursuit of their educational goals. After a review of potential candidates, SBC has selected the following individuals as recipients of a $1,000 bursary.

Miyoko Oikawa, MaSc candidate at the University of Waterloo (Civil Engineering)
Christopher Marleau, Masters of Building Science (MaSc) program at Ryerson University
Sacha Klein, MaSc candidate at Ryerson University (Building Science)

How does the bursary program work?

Candidates for the bursary must be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution and provide proof of acceptance and enrollment. Programs eligible for the bursary should be focused in engineering, environmental, building science and planning, or trades training that support those disciplines however candidates in other disciplines that support the industry in areas such as policy, law and finance are also be considered. Candidates should have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the sector and have experience volunteering or supporting SBC programs and initiatives. The Board of SBC selects candidates at its sole discretion on the basis of recommendations from stakeholders, partners and academia.

More about this year’s successful candidates:

Miyoko Oikawa:Miyoko Oikawa

As a graduate from George Brown College’s Construction Project Management degree program and a current MASc candidate at the University of Waterloo (Civil Engineering), Miyoko is SBC’s building science enthusiast. Through her research experience with George Brown and Building Science Consulting Inc. (now RDH Building Science Inc.) she has developed a special interest in building retrofits and below grade assemblies. Her focus with SBC has and will continue to be to assist residential builders enhance both long term durability and energy performance.

Christopher MarleauChristopher Marleau:

Christopher is currently studying the Masters of Building Science (MaSc) program at Ryerson University. Building Science where he is introduced to both old and new ideas related to the built environment. He is excited to expand his undergraduate skills in Environmental Studies within an exciting, fulfilling and emerging industry. Christopher’s goals are to better understand sustainability in the context of the built environment and promote regenerative solutions that positively affect the natural world.

Sacha Klein:

Sacha KleinSacha is driven to implement design solutions that minimize the environmental impact of our energy demands. After completing his Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science – Honours) from Queen’s University in 2009, he spent four year working with construction management companies. In 2014, he joined Sustainable Building Canada as the program manager for the Savings By Design green building initiative. Concurrently, Sacha has been training with A & J Energy Consultants to become a Certified Energy Advisor, which will enable him to continue to bridge construction site management and building science. 

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