It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the inaugural BioProducts Institute Rising Star Award. BPI committed to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of bioproducts and biorefining.
These Rising Star Awards were created to recognize, encourage and empower under-represented groups in our cohort. Five awards were created: two BPI Rising Star Undergraduate Awards – valued at $1,000, two BPI Rising Star Graduate Awards – valued at $1,500 and one BPI Rising Star Post-doctorate Award – valued at $5,000.
We hope that our awardees feel inspired to continue their research and career in bioproducts and that our undergraduate awardees will become graduate students, while our graduate and post-doctoral awardees will become principal investigators. We believe that receipt of these awards will help open the door to the next big opportunity at UBC or beyond.