Robin Saha, the Associate professor of environmental studies in the University of Montana (UM), in the US was recently declared the recipient of the 2016 Ehrlich Award by Campus Compact.
Campus Compact is a network of universities and colleges spread across the nation which aims towards public uses of the higher education. The award is granted to faculty members who have dedicated to the advancement of public purposes of the higher education through educating students and helping them know their civic and social responsibilities as well as improving the community life as a whole. The award is in the honor of Thomas Ehrlich who used to be the chairman of Campus Compact.
Robin Saha received the award for his extraordinary leadership enabling civic learning among the students and for conducting research based on the communities. He helped create an engaging environment where he was able to create reciprocal relationship with the community and increasing the contribution of higher education to the society.
Saha’s work is related to health policy for the communities and environmental justice and also emphasizes the advocacy of the marginalised segment of the communities. Besides this, he is also an advocate of community engaged scholarship. His work is well known across the nation.