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James Ashworth 
University of Regina

I am a fourth year Petroleum Systems Engineering Student at the University of Regina. I moved from Nova Scotia in 2016 with my young family after obtaining a Petroleum Engineering Tech diploma from Cape Breton University where I was awarded the 'Award of Excellence' for my strong academic performance. While at the University of Regina, I became President of the University's SPE Student Chapter and was able to secure two co-op placements in the energy sector where I developed an understanding of process safety, gas processing, and well interventions.

The balance of work experience and academic background that I've obtained has provided me with a well rounded foundation on which to begin my career. Striking this balance presented challenges with a young family and I am extremely grateful for the support the SPE has provided me during my education. From the financial support of scholarships, hands on exposure from field trips, and the numerous volunteering opportunities available, I can say with certainty that my involvement with the SPE has been immensely beneficial.

The objectives of the SPE align extremely well with my own passions and it is an honor to have been recognized for this award. It is a testament to my hard work over the last several years and I look forward to my continued involvement post-graduation while supporting the safe and sustainable development of energy resources.