The Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC) has announced that submissions for its Environmental Innovators Award are open. This award is part of the EMA of BC’s annual workshop taking place on March 5th, 2020.

Students of BC post-secondary institutions who are currently enrolled in an environmentally-related technology, undergraduate, graduate or legal program are invited to submit a poster based on their original academic research for consideration of the Environmental Innovator’s Award. A total of $1500 will be awarded to students of the top three posters!

Up to eight (8) posters will be selected for display during the 2020 EMA of BC workshop. Students of the selected posters are asked to attend the workshop to engage with participants. Up to two (2) students per selected poster will be given FREE attendance to the workshop. This is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and explore your career path.

Judges will determine and announce the top three (3) posters at the workshop. Students of the top posters will be awarded the following:

  • First Place: $750
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250

Submission Details: Students must submit a 250 word abstract (2 page maximum), clearly articulating the relevance of the research to BC’s environmental industry, its originality, and its potential significance via email to


  • Abstract Submissions Deadline: December 31st, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 7th, 2020
  • Final Poster Submission: February 15th, 2020
  • Workshop at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus – March 5th, 2020