Wolfgang Haider Memorial Book Award

The Wolfgang Haider Memorial Book Award is given out to recognize a highly successful graduating student in REM who has consistently exhibited a reputation for mentoring and contributing towards an improved student experience, both academically and socially, and perhaps also very engaged and involved with organizations or groups.

Congratulations to the June 2023 Award recipients!

Brennan Strandberg-Salmon, REM Major, Bachelor of Environment

Brennan is a well-rounded REM student who is passionate about creating change related to climate justice, building sustainable industries, and water stewardship in his community, school and work place. He is an excellent student who has consistently achieved above a 4.0 CGPA average and was on the Dean's honour roll for six terms in a row. Brennan has devoted countless hours to raising SFU's climate change and sustainability goals. He is an active member of SFU's Student Sustainability Council and has provided advice on SFU's 2025 Sustainability and Climate Resilience Plans. He has also played a leading role in climate advocacy effects as a member of SFU 350. Additional, he has also recommended strategies to SFU Treasury and SFU's Responsible Investment Committee to reduce carbon footprint of its investments by 2025.  As a result, he was a nominee for the FENV Changemakers Award in 2023. Among many other accomplishments, he has also been devoted to FENV's promotional initiatives and acting as a student ambassador.

Hannah Hunter, Master of Resource Management (MRM)

Hannah’s work involved evaluating management value that can be gained by applying a social-ecological systems model for planning management actions in recreational fisheries, and particularly asking what data should be gathered to improve management decisions. During her degree, she also served on the REM student union and as a student representative on the REM executive committee. After joining Brett van Poorten in a brand-new lab in 2020, she helped mentor two rounds of new students and is the first graduate from what is now a large fisheries research group within REM.