September 22, 2022
Dr. Lauchlan Fraser, an ecosystem ecologist and researcher at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) who studies reclamation of industrial lands is this year’s recipient of the Life Sciences BC Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence.
Dr. Fraser conducts research on ecosystem reclamation following industrial landscape disturbances, with a particular focus on biodiversity, climate change and grassland ecology. His work has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the world’s leading scientific journals.
Fraser is a professor and Senior NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation. His expertise is internationally recognized through invitations to serve on national and international boards and committees including the Genome BC Extractive Industries Sector Steering Committee, BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation, International Association of Vegetation Scientists Global Sponsorship Committee and board of the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC. He also holds editorial positions with several international scientific journals and serves as a referee for more than 50 journals.
This was the 24th year the Life Sciences BC awards have been given to individuals, companies and organizations that have had advanced successful health innovations and contribute to BC’s life sciences ecosystem.
A complete list of this years winners and more about the annual awards program can be found on the Life Sciences BC website.