Bishop’s Christine Gan wins Award of Excellence from Algonquin College

DATE POSTED: June 25, 2020

Breanna Foster (left) and Christine Gan in the laboratory at Bishop Water Technologies.

Bishop Water Engineer, Christine Gan, was recently honoured with an Award of Excellence from Algonquin College for her role as a supervisor and mentor for co-op student Breanna Foster.

Breanna joined Bishop Water in May 2019 to complete the co-op component of her Environmental Technician Program and worked closely with Christine over the next three months. Breanna credits Christine with creating a great environment to apply the skills she learned at Algonquin and to learn new skills while working on a challenging BioCord project to study and optimize total nitrogen removal.

Christine’s efforts helped Breanna to expand her capabilities and interest in a dynamic and rapidly growing industry — one that she’s become very involved in. Once her co-op placement was complete, we were so impressed with Breanna’s performance and enthusiasm, we offered her a job. Breanna’s now a permanent part of the Bishop Water team as an Environmental Technician and is involved in many aspects of product research and development, project delivery and business operations.

And Breanna was so impressed with Christine’s support, that she nominated her for the Outstanding Contribution to Algonquin College Cooperative Education Award.

Congratulations to both Christine and Breanna!

Watch a video about their experience together in the Algonquin College Co-op Program.

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