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Congratulations to Haiden MacDonald

2023 Recipient of the John B. Holdstock Scholarship


The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce that Haiden MacDonald, an aspiring environmentalist and dedicated conservation advocate, has been awarded the prestigious John B. Holdstock Scholarship for his exceptional achievements and commitment to environmental stewardship.

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Haiden currently works for the BC Wildlife Federation, where he uses the skills he gained in UBC’s Natural Resources Conservation Program, in the field, and from his background in angling in coordinating the Fish Habitat Restoration and Education Program. This program aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting and conserving freshwater fish and riparian habitats across B.C., while building community capacity to care for these valued areas through restoration and community engagement.

While studying in UBC’s Natural Resources Conservation Program, Haiden  volunteered with the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory and worked on an undergraduate thesis project under the supervision of Professor and Associate Dean, Dr. Scott Hinch. The study focused on the early marine migratory patterns of hatchery-reared juvenile Coho salmon smolts. Haiden will return to UBC for his final semester in the fall and plans to pursue a graduate degree in biology at UVIC, focusing on fisheries ecology and watershed connectivity.


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With special thanks to the JB Holdstock Scholarship Committee members:

Judie Steeves, Southern Interior Land Trust

Emma Liffen, The Nature Trust of British Columbia

Dan Buffett, The Habitat Conservation Foundation

Dave Henshaw, Kelowna Fish & Game Club

Kevin Holdstock