Botany's John Gourlay won a 2016 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award. John is an experienced and creative individual and his true job title should be “Scientific Collaborative Artist and Sustainability Expert” as he constantly looks for opportunities to use scavenged or recycled objects to create beautiful and functional scientific equipment installations. John has been a Mechanical Engineer in our department for more than thirteen years and an employee at UBC for over twenty seven years. John has been a genuine hero for the faculty, staff and students in our department. He is not just a Mechanical Engineer; he is someone we turn to for solutions when problems arise. He can always find time to help and is proficient in sourcing economical and efficient options.