Winners

OBEC Graduate Research Scholarship

2021-2022

Kelsey Eakin

Kelsey is a second year Doctor of Philosophy student from the University of Toronto in the Civil and Mineral Engineering Department. After finishing her degree, she plans to pursue a career related to building science enclosure consulting.

OBEC Undergraduate Research Scholarship

2021-2022

Babak Malekzadeh

Babak developed his interest in building science in his first semester at George Brown College while studying Construction Engineering.  He was amazed about the impact the environment has on building and how a poorly designed building required more energy hence contributing to global warming.  He believes if we reduce the energy in buildings, it will reduce the impact on the environment.

OBEC Undergraduate Research Scholarship

2021-2022

Maria Stakheiko

Maria has always loved a technical challenge and fell in love with physics and math.  When she learned about the complexities of occupant comfort, about the myriad of materials and layers and systems that could be put together to create an efficient assembly of how every single building has different requirements from all others – that is when the spark ignited for Building Science.

OBEC Graduate Research Scholarship

2020-2021

Noor Alkhalili

Noor is a thesis student in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Toronto.  She is passionate about building science and has been a teaching assistant for the past 2.5 years.

OBEC Undergraduate Research Scholarship

2020-2021

Marya Kemp

Marya is expected to complete her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering next year from the University of Toronto.  Her goal is to pursue a career in sustainability consulting.

OBEC Undergraduate Scholarship

2019-2020

Lia Codrington - University of Toronto

After finishing her undergraduate degree this year, Lia wants to continue her studies and pursue a Master’s degree. Her goal is to research the feasibility of low energy or net zero energy homes in Canada’s Northern climate, with a focus on designing culturally-appropriate solutions in collaboration with Inuit communities.

OBEC Undergraduate Scholarship

2019-2020

David Gertsvolf – Algonquin College

In September 2018 David started in level 5 of the BBSc degree program and is Excited about his future in the building science industry.

OBEC Graduate Research Scholarship

2019-2020

Kevin Zhang - Ryerson University

Kevin is very involved on campus with student  groups, pushing Building Science. He is involved with OBEC on various committees and looks forward to getting more involved in the future.

OBEC Graduate Research Scholarship

2018-2019

Jelena Madzarevic

Jelena is a Master’s in Building Science candidate at Ryerson University.

OBEC Undergraduate Scholarship

2018-2019

Anna Farbis

Anna is currently in her fourth year of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. 

OBEC Graduate Research Scholarship

2017-2018

Junmeng Liu

Junmeng is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Civil Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree in building science at Ryerson University.

His research is in the area of pre and post occupancy building performance evaluations, and is advised by Dr. Mark Gorgolewski.

OBEC Undergraduate Scholarship

2017-2018

Peter Oliveira

Peter is currently in his fourth year of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Peter is the President and Co-Founder of the University of Waterloo Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter and Warrior Home Design Team.

He is leading a team that is researching best building science practices that can be implemented to improve the performance of Waterloo Region Habitat Homes in a cost-effective manner. Peter has spent his last two co-op terms working for RDH Building Science in Seattle and Waterloo. At work he applies his construction background and practical knowledge for how buildings work to assist RDH staff in providing quality results for clients.