Congratulations Emily Gillis!

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Emily Gillis, age 21, daughter of Farrah and Sam Azak, granddaughter of Audrey and Jerry Azak and Garry and Alice Nyce. She is in her final year at Thompson Rivers University is excelling in her Bachelor of Science Program.

Emily was born in Terrace and has lived all her life in Gitwinksihlkw. Going to Thompson Rivers University was her first adventure out of our valley.

She adjusted well from life in the tiny village of Gitwinksihlkw to University Life in Kamloops. She is now going on another adventure.

May 20-June 2, 2023, Emily will be in Thailand for an International Field School in Environmental Sciences and Biological Sciences. This course is designed to introduce students to the issues, approaches, policies and people involved with biodiversity management in Thailand. This course will provide students with opportunities to interact with local and international Chiang Mai University students who are enrolled in their Bachelor’s International Program in Environmental Science.

Congratulations Emily!

We thank Irene Squires and Emily’s mother Farrah Gillis for contributing this write up and photo of Emily’s remarkable accomplishments. 

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