Susan Murray, an instructor of arboriculture and horticulture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been honoured with the Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
She was honoured by ISA president Colin Bashford at the society’s annual conference and trade show in Portland, Oregon.
“Susan shares her passion for horticulture and her commitment to excellence in the practice of horticulture with both her students and colleagues,” said David Davidson, associate dean, School of Horticulture, KPU.
The Alex L. Shigo Award honours ISA members for enhancing the quality and professionalism of arboriculture through education.
Murray teaches a variety of courses in Kwantlen’s school of horticulture including plant identification, landscape design, and introductory and advanced arboriculture courses.
“My whole life has been dedicated to the education of students where I teach them the benefits of trees and how to care for them,” said Murray. “I teach them how to make the world a better place one tree at a time.”
For more information about the program, visit www.Kwantlen.ca/hort