Student Awards

Annually, we provide students with the opportunity to showcase their ideas and projects related to soil science at our Spring Workshop and AGM.

To present a poster at our upcoming Spring Workshop and AGM please register here.

Past Recipients


1st Prize: Nicolette Lax (UBC) - Effect of low tunnels and plant biomass and fruit yield of summer squash

2nd Prize: Marieta Marin Bruzos (UBC) - Potential of cherry rhizosphere Actinomycetes as biocontrol agents against plant-parasitic nematodes

3rd Prize: Doug Terpsma (TRU) - The “Topographic Signature”: Using Fine-Scale Soil Variability and Topography for Predicting Available Soil Water in Hot, Dry Douglas-fir Ecosystems

At the Spring Workshop and AGM we announced 2 new awards that will be offered through the PRSSS and are funded by the Y.P. Heung Foundation. More information is coming soon.

Annually, the PRSSS accepts nominations and applications for the Warkentin Prize. The Warkentin Prize of $500 will be awarded to a student, or someone who has graduated within the last two years, that has published a peer-reviewed article in the field of soil science.

  • For more information about the award click here
  • For more information on Benno Warkentin click here
  • For more information on the application guidelines click here

Past Recipients


  • Gabriel Maltais-Landry
  • Jacynthe Masse


  • Katelyn Congreves