AIL Research Engineer, Anna West, was recently presented with the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award by Governor General David Johnston.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 25, to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others by exploring their potential, taking on new challenges, giving back to their communities and achieving success.
The award is divided into four key components: community service, physical recreation, adventurous journey and skill development, plus The Residential Project for those who achieve the gold level. It educates and motivates youth to become well rounded citizens equipped with invaluable life skills.
Anna came to AIL in 2009 as a Dalhousie University Engineering Co-op student. After receiving her Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie, she joined AIL and moved to Vancouver to pursue graduate studies at the University of British Columbia.
In May of 2012, upon completing the academic portion of her Masters of Applied Science Degree at UBC, she returned to AIL to complete the practical requirements of her degree as a full-time Research Engineer in our R&D Department. Anna is a native of Kingston, Nova Scotia and works out of our New Brunswick offices.
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