Awards and accolades: June 2022

Join us in celebrating some of the recent achievements of our students and faculty members.

4 July 2022


Congratulations to all of our Spring 2022 ALES graduates! We were delighted to celebrate convocation with an in-person ceremony for the first time in two years. If you missed the ceremony and would like to watch it, check out the U of A convocation page. Meet some of our ALES graduates below. 

Bashar Aldyab (left) and Ahmad Al Hariri (right)

Read about Bashar Aldyab and Ahmad Al Hariri who each graduated with a bachelor of science in nutrition and food science, with a specialization in dietetics. 

Fergus McSween pictured working in the forest.

Read about Fergus McSween who graduated with a bachelor of science in forestry. 

Hannah Cunningham pictured with a lake behind her.

Read about Hannah Cunningham, who graduated with a master of science in environmental sociology.                                                                         

Kennedy Mitchell pictured in front of a creek.

Read about Kennedy Mitchell, who graduated with a bachelor of science in forestry. 


Congratulations to all of the ALES students who recently completed a Certificate in Sustainability through the U of A Sustainability Council. This year, 68 students — many of them studying in the Faculty of ALES — graduated with the certificate. In their final projects, these students investigated the potential for greenhouses to solve food insecurity, how a lack of identification can lead to social exclusion and sustainable fencing for our ungulate populations, among other projects


Congratulations to Carolina Archundia-Herrera in the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science who was recently named a 2022 Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient. Her research focuses on how supplements affect pregnancy and birth outcomes. Read more here.

Congratulations to professor Rhonda Bell and research associate Richard Oster in the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science for their work as part of the Maskwacis Maternal, Family and Child Wellbeing Research Group which recently won an award for Excellence in Community-Campus Partnership. 

Congratulations to professor and associate (academic) Nat Kav who was recently named a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellows of these royal societies have achieved distinction in the fields of biological research, teaching or the application of biology and have made an impact in the field of chemical sciences. 

A number of our faculty members were recently awarded research grants from federal granting agencies.

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