A $400 prize is made available through an endowment established in honour of Dr. David G. Laird, by colleagues, in recognition of his academic excellence and commitment to Soil Science. He served 30+ years as Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Agronomy and was the first chairman of the Department of Soil Science. In addition to achievements in soil bacteriology, he was an early advocate of proper land use and conservation, offering the first course in Canada in 1941. He supported the BC Resources Conference and co-authored several provincial soil surveys. Candidate is a 4th year Soil Science student who achieved the highest aggregate standing in 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 Faculty Prizes, established to honour those responsible for the organization and development of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at UBC. On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the appointment of Leonard S. Klinck as Dean of Agriculture, May 11, 1974, these prize awards were initially established by Dean Emeritus Blythe Eagles and Mrs. Eagles for a period of ten years.
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Faculty of Land and Food Systems
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