The Department of Geograhphy and Environmental Studies’ Rosalind Ragetlie wins the University of Ottawa Co-Op Student of the Year Award!

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

The Department of Geograhphy and Environmental Studies’ Rosalind Ragetlie wins the University of Ottawa Co-Op Student of the Year Award!

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is very pleased to announce that Rosalind Ragetlie won the 2014 COOP Student of the Year award for the University of Ottawa, beating out six other faculty winners and hundreds of nominations. The award is based on on-the-job, extra-curricular and academic achievements.  Rosalind’s achievements in each of these areas is impressive. 

Nominated by Dr. Eric Crighton with whom she worked as a research assistant for 2 terms, Rosalind was involved in a number of projects including: the spatial analysis of COPD prevalence and health services use data in Ontario; a literature review and the development of strategies related to the integration of environmental health education (EHE) into prenatal care; and, the organization of the Prenatal Environmental Health Education Forum that brought together 100 international environmental health experts at uOttawa in November.  As evidence of her professionalism and the high quality of her work, Rosalind earned first authorship on a report to the Ministry of Health and co-authorship on two peer-reviewed articles, the first of which has just been published in the journal Health Reports.

Rosalind’s extra-curricular activities are similarly impressive and demonstrate a strong interest in both international and local-level environmental issues: Rosalind has done volunteer work on projects related to food security and land-use planning in Mexico and Bénin (West Africa), she is a regular volunteer with Ottawa Riverkeepers, and was Vice-President of Communications for the Geography and Environmental Studies Student Association (GAIA). This year Rosalind was selected for the IMPACT Sustainability Champions Training Program, where is part of a collaborative network of youth and community mentors developing socially, economically and environmentally sustainable projects in her community.

Little needs to be said about Rosalind’s academic achievements.  She has a near perfect CGPA and numerous academic awards and scholarships under her belt.

Rosalind is a 4th year student in the Joint Honours BA in Environmental Studies and Geography Program (Co-Op Option). Her final work term will begin in May with the National Capital Commission.  Rosalind will graduate from her program in the Fall of 2015. 

Congratulations Rosalind!

For more information about the Co-Op Program in Geography and Environmental Studies and the real benefits associated with making it a part of your degree, go to:  http://coop.uottawa.ca/en

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