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St. Patrick’s graduate earns Albertan honour

By CJ Goater Oct 30, 2023 | 10:30 AM

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A Fort William First Nation resident and St. Patrick High School graduate Kaylib Tremblay has received a provincial honour in Alberta.

Tremblay and her former teammate received their award nomination for researching different ways to filter microplastics from seawater.

She was part of an all-women team of SAIT chemical laboratory technology students nominated for the prestigious 2023 Capstone Project of the Year Award, which is given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta.

Their project highlighted that the impact of plastics on the environment goes beyond plastic bottles ending up in our oceans. Microplastics, plastic debris less than five millimeters in length, are also a serious environmental problem. Often found in health and beauty products, these tiny particles pass through water filtration systems into the ocean and Great Lakes, posing a potential threat to aquatic life.

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