Olds College Instructor Recognized as Central Alberta Woman of Excellence

Olds College Instructor Recognized as Central Alberta Woman of Excellence

June 13, 2017, Olds, Alberta: On the evening of Wednesday, June 7, 25 exceptional women from across central Alberta were recognized for outstanding contributions and achievements that have helped to shape the well-being and future of the region and the community. One of the women recognized was Dr. Nikki Cook, Olds College Land & Water Resources instructor. She was recognized in the Environment category due to her commitment to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment.

Olds College Instructor Recognized as Central Alberta Woman of ExcellenceDr. Cook received her PH.D in Environmental Soil Science from McGill University in 1998. Throughout her career she has been involved in the environmental industry by working to clean up contaminated soils and deal with hazardous waste as a consultant, researcher, and educator. She has authored and coauthored various papers related to environmental reclamation and remediation and has presented at conferences in North America, Europe and Australia.

“Anyone familiar with Dr. Cook knows that she is passionate about preserving and protecting our soil,” describes Dr. Barb Mullholland, Dean of Agribusiness, Land and Fashion at Olds College. “Obviously this is an important component of environmental sustainability. She continues to be an inspiration to her students, fellow instructors and industry peers, through her stewardship for our environment.”

Congratulations to Dr. Cook, 2017 Woman of Excellence.