P. A. BOVING Prize in Agriculture

A $500 prize is given in memory of Dr. P. A. Boving who served as Professor of Agronomy from 1915-1940 and was the first Head of the Department. He was a native of Sweden and was familiar with Scandinavian methods of education. In cooperation with provincial and federal officers in 1920, he initiated the British Columbia Agronomists Conference. His sense of humour and wide knowledge of agricultural practices made his "History of Agriculture" course an experience treasured by hundreds of students throughout the University. It is awarded to the fourth year student with special interests in aspects of Sustainable Agriculture with the highest aggregate standing in the subjects of the third and fourth years, including graduating thesis. This prize is one of a series of awards designated as the Agricultural Sciences Founding Prizes, established on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the appointment of Leonard S. Klinck as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, May 11, 1974 to honour the men responsible for the organization and development of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at UBC. This prize was established by Dean Emeritus Blythe Eagles and Mrs. Eagles and has subsequently been endowed by members of the Boving family.

Award descriptions are meant for reference only. Values listed may not reflect the most up to date information.

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Recommended award

The majority of Recommended Awards do not require an application and students are automatically considered for any scholarships, awards, or prizes for which they are eligible.

Some faculties do require applications: Contact your faculty’s scholarship representative or check your faculty website to find out more.