2005 Wood Bursary Winner: Amy Nicoll

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Amy Nicoll

A University of Waterloo Earth Sciences undergraduate student received the Wood Bursary for the second year in a row. This year's winner of the prestigious $6000 award from the Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Foundation is Amy Nicoll (see photo above), who accepted the award at a ceremony in Toronto in October. Michelle Sabourin was the Waterloo recipient in 2004.

As Amy said in her acceptance speech: "I am very honoured to receive this award. It has been very encouraging as a young woman in Earth Sciences and has reaffirmed my study direction. I think it is high time women get to be explorers of the Earth and I thank the Foundation for providing opportunities for us to do so. Thank you very much."

The Wood Bursary is awarded annually to deserving Canadian undergraduate students in the geosciences in honour of Sophia Wood (1907-1985), who prospected in northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec for many years with her husband John Marsh Wood, from home bases in Noranda and Toronto. Two other awards in 2005 went to students at the University of Manitoba and the University of Calgary.

Michele Sabourin, Waterloo's 2004 award winner