The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is once again pleased to sponsor a $1000 award for a Northern Lights College (NLC) student currently enrolled in the Land Reclamation or Land Agent Diploma course, announced CEO and Commissioner Alex Ferguson. The Commission award has been in place since 2004 and there has been a total of $6,000 given out to date. Deputy Commissioner James O’Hanley presented the Commission’s Award to student Courtney Thompson on Friday, May 1st. Thompson is enrolled in the Land Reclamation Diploma program at NLC. – Advertisement -Award criteria states that students must receive an ‘A’ on a major assignment related to the oil and gas industry, have good academic standing, be a good citizen, be a positive role model to other students, and have a good record of attendance. The award is given to a student completing their first year and returning for a second year. Further, research proposals submitted must reflect the mandate of the Commission’s Science and Community Environmental Knowledge (SCEK) Fund.