Congratulations to the 2019/2020 Freda Pagani Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019/2020 recipients of the Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis and the Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation!


Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis

Emily Mistick

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Forest harvest and water treatability : analysis of dissolved organic carbon in headwater streams of contrasting forest harvest history during base flow and storm flow







Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation

Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa

Supervised by: Kai Chan and Jiaying Zhao

Losing woodcreepers, iconizing manakins, and despising grackles : understanding human-bird relationships in agro-ecological landscapes







The Freda Pagani Awards have been endowed by family and friends for graduate students in the Resources, Environment and Sustainability graduate program. As founder and director of the Sustainability Office at UBC, Freda helped to develop green building guidelines for campus facilities, initiated an energy management program, created the UBC Social, Ecological, Economic, Development Students Program (SEEDS), and developed a community energy and water plan. In addition, Freda led the creation of the University’s first ecologically friendly building, the C.K. Choi Building.


Congratulations Alejandra and Emily!