Naoko Ellis, Bill Cheng, Saad Dara
The seventh annual Ride for Clean Energy, benefiting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, took place on August 10th, 2019. The 51 riders participating in this year’s ride included nine CHBE students, alumni and faculty. Riders started and ended in Maple Ridge, completing a 65 km scenic route winding through Pitt Meadows, Fort Langley and Langley. The CHBE riders represented the department in the Ride for Clean Energy’s team challenge, raising more than $1660 as a group. The event itself proved successful, raising over $21,600.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that annually awards grants to graduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who are working on research in the field of renewable/sustainable energy. Last year, the Foundation awarded three $10,000 scholarships. Danielle Salvatore, CHBE doctoral candidate supervised by Dr. Curtis Berlinguette, was recipient of one the awards. The Foundation and Ride was established in memory of Tyler Lewis, a CHBE graduate student who tragically passed away in 2012. The Ride is the Foundation’s major annual fundraiser and is crucial to the longevity of the research grant.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation thanks the involvement of CHBE in the Ride for Clean Energy, as well as the continued involvement in the years to come. To find out more about the Foundation or to apply for a grant, visit www.tylerlewis.ca. For further information about the Ride for Clean Energy and how to get involved, visit www.rideforcleanenergy.com.