ESST Acorn Award for Outstanding Scholar


Awarded to the ESST student who best exemplifies energy and enthusiasm for learning, an inquiring mind, critical thinking, academic excellence and evidence of working towards a value-based vision of a sustainable future.

Emily Gomersall

Emily is an inspired leader who makes the classroom and community a better place for her contributions. Her coursework (and GPA) reflect the efforts she puts into her studies. When independent projects are required in a course (e.g., ESST 4003), Emily’s work is creative, important, and of the highest quality. In her honour's work exploring community metrics for measuring well-being, Emily not only reviewed 8 complex metrics but sought to develop her own based on critical analysis. Her work was shared at a government workshop in Ottawa that explored metrics for measuring impacts to community from energy infrastructure. Her presentation will form part of a co-authored book chapter to be published in summer 2019. Emily brings a positive, creative spirit to everything that she undertakes.

Past Recipients
2017: Stephanie Miller
2016: Clare Kellock
2015: Erin Anderson
2014: Mandy Bunten-Walburg & Emily Kennedy