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Tracy Qiu

Tracy Qiu

Brampton, Ontario

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Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

Horticulturist Apprentice

Rotated through each area of hundred acre botanical gardens (rose garden, vegetable, arboretum, rock garden, perennial, etc)
Supervised crews in plant installation, prairie garden maintenance, greenhouse production
Took part in learning demonstrations in pruning, dividing, turf management, rose garden maintenance
Diagnosed plant problems and applied appropriate IPM techniques (mechanical, spray, etc)
Evaluated crew members on horticultural skills, professional skills, and teamwork skills
Recorded daily tasks, managed time based on monthly and weekly goals, created weekly timekeeping schedules

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Career
Career medium 01

National Tropical Botanical Gardens

Education and Propagation Intern

Assisted Nursery Manager with care, maintenance, and propagation of rare and endemic Hawai'ian plants
Assisted Education Co-ordinator with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Keiki O Ka 'Aina (Children of the Land) summer camp
Over sixty children between the ages of 5 - 13 attended for five days, personally led group of eight 5 year olds
Activities in science, nature, and art categories adjusted for each age group
Focus on land stewardship, water conservation, invasive plant species, and traditional Hawai'ian crafts with ethnobotanically significant plants
Interpreted educational material on Hawai'ian cultural plants (lauhala, nui, noni, etc) for lesson plans and learning activities
Evaluated success and challenges of program and made recommendations for next year's implementation

Career

Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture

Diploma, Ornamental Horticulture

Forty hours a week combined academic classes and applied work experience in the field of ornamental horticulture
Courses on botany, plant identification, arboriculture, vegetable production, IPM, business, communications, entomology, soil sciences, etc
Ten week internship in horticultural field, followed by final integrated project

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Education
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Humber College

Horticultural Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate, Landscape Horticulture

Joint program with MicroSkills Canada promoting women in the skilled trades
Introductory courses in botany, landscape construction, plant identification, pest management
Have since gone back as a mentor to incoming classes of women

Education

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Bachelor of Applied Arts, Animation

Four year studio program in 2D, 3D, and computer animation
Mandatory internship with Toronto based studio
Learned traditional animation and fine arts skills (background painting, film composition, character design)
Worked on three minute group film "Evil Stevil"
Graduation project - two minute independent film "Lobster Boy"
"Lobster Boy" won third place in the KidsFirst! Film Festival, student category

Education medium 02
Education