Congratulations Spring 2022 Graduates and Award Winners!

Each convocation ceremony has a unique link, please go to to click on each ceremony.

University of Manitoba Gold Medal for Highest Standing in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty – Jim Hyde. Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (Major).

Program Medals - Awarded for highest standing in a Clayton H. Riddell Faculty program. 

Honours Degree – Max Schreckenbach. Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (Honours) Geology.

Major Degree – Amy Warner. Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (Major).

General Degree – Burke Heide. Bachelor of Arts in Geography (General) 

Graduate Awards

V.E. Barber Memorial Fellowships in Arctic Research - for a graduate student with excellent academic standing, demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or excellence in Arctic research, and is undertaking thesis research pertaining to the Arctic – Luke Storrie

Berkes Graduate Scholarship - for graduate student who is pursuing studies in community-based research methods including, but not limited to, community-based resource and environmental management, conservation and planning. – Pepper Armstrong-Pritty

Debra and Ross Pitman Graduate Scholarship in Geological Sciences – for a graduate student who has demonstrated an interest and aptitude in geophysics – James A. Macdonald

Henley Graduate Scholarship in Natural Resources Development & Stewardship Manitobafor an outstanding student pursuing studies in natural resources management. – Veronica Coppolaro

Karen Palidwor Memorial Fellowship in Forest and Wildlife Management for a student at the Natural Resources Institute conducting research addressing wildlife/forestry management interaction in Manitoba and working on a thesis project which will result in a practical application of sustainable forest management – Jacob Sawchyn

Oakes-Riewe Environmental Studies Research Award - for graduate students that are conducting or have proposed to conduct interdisciplinary environmental (integration of physical, biological, and human processes) research within an Aboriginal contextAlexandra Windsor and Sean Johnson-Bice

Philip and Marjorie Eckman Scholarship - for full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences who have achieved high academic standing and have demonstrated an interest in mining engineering or hard rock geology - Robert Meek

Sally & Keith Caldwell Teaching Assistant Award - for a student who demonstrate passion and ability in their field of study and in the sub-discipline being taught. They must be high-achieving, outgoing, helpful, and invested in the teaching enterprise – Madelyn Stocking

Aboriginal Issues Press Scholarships - for a student who has a research focus on Aboriginal issues and has demonstrated a commitment to disseminating the results of their research - Gerald Beta, Nicole Stonyk, Dane Monkman, Robin Neckoway and Diane Kelly

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Thesis Prize for the student who has submitted the best undergraduate thesis in the Riddell Faculty – Max Schreckenbach for his thesis titled “The concentrations and distributions of metals in soils impacted by historical smelter emissions, Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada” 

Undergraduate Initiative Prize - For a student who has completed at least one year of full-time study in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources who has by their efforts and accomplishments developed, built upon, and/or contributed to a local, regional, national, or international initiative that serves the greater good - Fardeen Chowdhury and Noelle Wood

Mark G. Smerchanski Memorial Prize - for a student who has achieved the highest aggregate mark in courses offered by the Department of Geological Sciences – Max Schreckenbach

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Awards - These awards are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in research by providing them with valuable experience in a scientific research environment, and to encourage them to undertake graduate studies Carolyn Currie, Jared Wiens, Grace Fedirchuk, Amy Adamkowicz, Jessica Chudy, Nicole Chen, Ethan Vallelly, Kallie Strong, Christian Phillips, Cailin Hesketh-Jost, Christian Plouffe, Nicholas Decker, Céline Chevrefils, Leah Dickenson, Kailey Carrière and Braydon Acheson

Students’ Teacher Recognition

Dr. Michael Schindler was selected by Max Schreckenbach for recognition under the 2022 Students’ Teacher Recognition Program organized by University Teaching Services.

Teaching Awards

Award of Excellence for First Year Undergraduate Teaching – Janna Wilson, Department of Environment and Geography

Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching – Jonathan Peyton, Department of Environment and Geography

Award of Excellence for Graduate Teaching – Nicola Koper, Natural Resources Institute