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The Environmental Health Foundation of Canada, Len Hiebert - Environmental Health Review award of $250 is presented to a student or team of students conducting a research project during the academic year in each of the five accredited public health inspection programs in Canada. The award was created to encourage student participation in research leading to publication in the Environmental Health Review.

Len Hiebert, CPHI(C) was born in 1923 in Winkler, Manitoba, raised in Alberta, and moved to Ontario where he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. In 1945 Len received his Certificate in Sanitary Inspection (Canada) and started a long and dedicated career in public health, first in Ontario and then in British Columbia. Wherever he was located Len always took an active role in his community. He was a member of the Vancouver Magic Circle, Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Public Health Association, the B.C. Government Retired Employees Association, and the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, to name but a few. His key contribution to CIPHI was as the editor of "The Canadian Sanitarian" which he renamed the ”Environmental Health Review”. During his 7 years as editor, he switched to a full sized page, added more photos, more technical articles and a bright professional cover. Len became a one-man army handling the preparation, paste-up, advertising, and mail-out himself. Following his term as editor of the EHR, Len was appointed Editor of the B.C. Branch newsletter, the "B.C. Page" for a further 9 years.

Len Hiebert was well recognized for his contribution to the public health inspection profession and his community:

•1984 awarded the Member of the Year Award by the B.C. Branch, CIPHI
•1988 received the Order of St. John from the Lieutenant Governor of B.C.
•1990 awarded Life Membership in CIPHI for an outstanding lifetime of contribution to public health and CIPHI •2001 received a recognition plaque from CIPHI for over 50 years of membership

To view research papers click on the EHFC Projects Page/Student Research/Len Hiebert – E.H.R.

How to apply: complete the nomination form and attach a pdf of the Abstract or research paper to ehfc@outlook.com.