As the Editor-in-Chief of Resources, I am delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Resources Graduate Student/Post-Doc Travel Award: Ms. Vivian Giang, a PhD student from the University of Alberta. Her PhD focuses on responsible and sustainable geothermal energy development in Alberta and Yukon, in western Canada. In partnership with Indigenous communities, her research aims to develop new frameworks for risk communication and engagement, supporting mutual learning between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. Drawing on the fields of risk management, anthropology, Indigenous legal systems and human rights law, Ms. Giang’s work will co-create methods to inform the governance of geothermal energy resources. In 2018, she was one of 25 leaders chosen to participate in the Max Bell Foundation Public Policy Training Institute, providing the opportunity to explore policy options and to monitor emerging public policy on issues of strategic importance to her PhD research.
Pleasingly, we received many impressive applicants for this award from early career researchers of diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the world. In recognition of the quality of the applications received, Dr. Gianmarco Bressanelli, a Postdoctoral fellow at the RISE Research Laboratory of the University of Brescia, is highly commended and is awarded the opportunity to publish a suitable article in Resources free of charge.
Thank you to the members of the international evaluation panel who carefully reviewed the applications, Dr. Cara Beal from Griffith University and Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Finally, sincere thanks to all the reviewers, editorial team and board members who enable our journal to publish quality research, from both established and emerging scholars, accessible for all to read.
Prof. Damien Giurco
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney