Congratulations to Tim Turriff, who received the $1,000 Indigenous Professional Bursary Award  from the Rotary Club of Belleville in 2021.
Tim Turriff lives in Belleville, was a student at Nicholson Catholic College in Belleville and just graduated from the University Lakehead in Thunder Bay with Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism. In September 2021 he will attend the University of New Brunswick as he has been accepted into the Trans-Atlantic Forestry Master program, providing him the opportunity to earn a Master of Environmental Management and a Master of Science of Conservation and Land Management at Bangor University, in Wales.  Tim’s long term goal is to pursue a  career in environmental management.  As a Mohawk student, one of the most important aspects in his field of studies will be the promotion of Indigenous participation in the management of protected areas.
Tim Turriff volunteered in the field of environmental management by participating in Blazing Star Environmental’s Western Chorus Frog Long-Term Monitoring Program, dedicating many hours  volunteering for Lakehead University’s Outdoor Recreation Student Society in the role of Professional Development Coordinator. He organized a virtual job fair that featured 12 employers from around Ontario, giving over 150 students an opportunity to network with leading companies in the outdoor recreation, parks, and tourism industries.  In 2016 Tim participated in the Mayors of the Week program through the Rotary Club of Belleville.