York alumnus Norman “Sam” Benvie (left) (MES ’99) received a Green Toronto Award of Excellence for design Monday at the City of Toronto’s award dinner honouring and celebrating leading companies, organizations and individuals who have contributed to the greening of Toronto. Benvie is an instructor in landscape architecture at Ryerson University and was nominated by Dawn Bazely, biology professor in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, for his habitat restoration project outside the Ryerson Architecture Building. Bazely, who is also adjunct professor with the University of Manitoba, is one of two supervisors for Benvie’s doctoral studies there. The other is York alumnus Stéphane McLachlan (PhD ‘98), professor in U of M’s Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, who was Bazely’s first PhD student in biology at York.
For more information, visit the Green Toronto Awards of Excellence Web site.