Kristinn Frederickson

This year’s youth recipient, Kristinn Frederickson, has an impressive record from start to finish, not only in the range of activities that he has been involved in, but also because he has excelled in most everything he has undertaken. Mr. Frederickson is currently a student at the University of Manitoba where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Bio-Systems Engineering. During his undergraduate studies, he was on the Dean’s Honour Roll, achieving an outstanding academic record. He is now enrolled in the Master’s program in Engineering with a thesis entitled, The Application of Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment in Northern Aboriginal Communities. He is the recipient of several prestigious scholarships and awards including those from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Xerox Canada Aboriginal Scholarship, a National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Scholarship and a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for Senior Academics. He has applied himself to a strong work ethic by holding full and part-time jobs with Syncrude Canada Ltd., the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture in Australia, the University of Manitoba and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute. Extremely conscientious, Mr. Frederickson has been involved in many extracurricular activities, including the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors, the Bio-Systems Engineering Student Club, the U of M’s Aboriginal U-Crew group that encourages Aboriginal student recruitment. He has set an impressive benchmark for others to follow and is looking forward to a career as an environmental engineer at home, or perhaps, in Central America.[:fr]