The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Studies were established by the Arthur Irving Academy Foundation. Together, they have helped to make Acadia a focal point for innovation and research in environmental science.
Three students are this year’s recipients of the Arthur Irving Scholarships in Environmental Studies for undergraduate students at Acadia University, academic awards that are among the most prestigious in Canada. The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships are conferred on students who demonstrate a commitment to the environment and combine exceptional academic credentials with leadership, community volunteerism and other extracurricular activities.
Tyler d'Entremont earned his BScH from Acadia in May 2017, completing his final two years as an Arthur Irving Academy Scholar in Environmental Science. Tyler’s research into two Spartina saltmarsh grasses and the specific fungi found on them earned him recognition from his academic peers. In 2017, he presented his work in Georgia at the Mycological Society of America and in Ontario at the 33rd Great Lakes Mycological Meeting where he won Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation. This research led him to want to examine whether these fungi can be used to help increase the salt tolerance of many plant species used in saltmarsh restoration work. Saltmarshes are important for stabilizing coastlines and creating new habitat for coastal and estuarine species and his Arthur Irving Academy Master’s Scholarship in Environmental Science will support Tyler’s unprecedented research.
Tyler is from Pubnico, Nova Scotia and beyond his studies he is a Jumpstart Advocate in affiliation with Sportchek where he is involved with fundraising to help local low-income families become involved in various sports.
Four students are this year’s recipients of the Arthur Irving Scholarships in Environmental Science for undergraduate students at Acadia University, academic awards that are among the most prestigious in Canada. The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships are conferred on students who demonstrate a commitment to the environment and combine exceptional academic credentials with leadership, community volunteerism and other extracurricular activities.
Dean’s List Scholar Kayoung Heo, of Windsor, Nova Scotia, entered her third year of Acadia’s biology program. Kayoung is actively involved in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, supporting faculty research projects as well as those of current Arthur Irving Scholars. Kayoung has a strong interest in integrating environmental science and public health, and encouraging the exploration of the use of native plants in the health field. She is highly regarded by her Acadia professors with whom she has made a significant contribution to Acadia’s seed bank program. In addition to her commitment to her studies, Kayoung currently volunteers in Acadia’s Peer Health Group and at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. She also tutors chemistry and physics. In her spare time, Kayoung enjoys singing and playing the piano.
"One of the questions I ask myself every day is “what is my purpose?” Reflecting on the 21 years of my life, I have come to a conclusion that my purpose may have to do with caring and tending, whether that is tending people’s broken body and soul or taking care of the ecosystems, sustaining all forms of life and increasing the potential for more life and the quality of life. Every step I have taken and will be taking from now on will be defining my purpose, and I can confidently say that the Arthur Irving Scholarship helped me become more aware and appreciative of my surrounding nature and it helped cultivate my interest in the environment and health. Lastly, I would like to thank you all, especially Mr. and Mrs. Irving for supporting me and believing in me, and also creating the environment where I could endeavour and dream big. Your gift is a great motivation and an encouragement for me to keep working hard, and your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community."
Five students who present strong academic credentials and have a history of leadership, community service and extracurricular activities are the 2015-16 recipients of the Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Science at Acadia University.
“My fellow Arthur Irving scholars are hard-working, motivated, passionate and environmentally conscious. Although the opportunity to learn, research and mentor is phenomenal—being able to do so with friends is what makes the Arthur Irving Scholarship truly unique.”- Brandon Landry, 2014-15 scholarship recipient
The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Science were established by Arthur and Sandra Irving in 2014. Together, they have helped to make Acadia a focal point for innovation and research in environmental science.
Seven students who present strong academic credentials and have a history of leadership, community service and extracurricular activities are the 2014-15 recipients of the Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Science at Acadia University.
Sarah Fancy is a third-year Environmental Science (BSc) student from Kentville, Nova Scotia. Sarah is very active in Kings County 4-H, is a member of the Blomidon Naturalists Society and has volunteered with Free Strides Therapeutic Riding Association in the past. Sarah is also an Envirothon team coordinator at her old high school, helping educate team members on environmental stewardship and current issues. Sarah also hopes to volunteer with Open Arms Shelter this coming fall. At Acadia Sarah is enrolled in the Co-Op program and is excited to be continuing her work in the Tissue Culture lab at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Center this winter. In her spare time, she enjoys her horses, reading and yoga.