Jack Middlemass Memorial Graduate Award in Northern Environmental Research 2022/23

Award Details

The Jack Middlemass Memorial Graduate Award in Northern Environmental Research is administered by the Office of Student Awards. Value of the award for the 2022-23 academic year is $2,000.

Description

The Jack Middlemass Memorial Graduate Award in Northern Environmental Research was created to honour Jack Middlemass. The purpose of the award is to encourage and support graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University who are conducting fieldwork in the Canadian North and are associated with the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS).

Fund Details and Applications

Eligibility

To be an eligible candidate for the Jack Middlemass Memorial Graduate Award in Northern Environmental Research, applicants must be:

  •  registered as a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University,
  • associated with the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (i.e. either the Cold Regions Research Centre or the Laurier Institute for Water Science),
  • conducting fieldwork related to the environment in the Canadian North,
  • are in good academic standing,
  • demonstrate the need for financial assistance to conduct their field work.

Applicants are eligible to apply for and receive this award more than once during their studies.

Application Procedure

An application package for the Jack Middlemass Memorial Graduate Award in Northern Environmental Research should include:

  • the applicant’s CV,
  • an up-to-date unofficial academic transcript,
  • a short (max 200 words) personal reflection on the challenges and rewards of northern research, and
  •  a short email from the applicant’s supervisor that confirms:

a) that the applicant is in good academic standing,

b) the need for financial assistance to conduct their field work.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday December 2, 2022.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated by an ad-hoc subcommittee of at least 3 Laurier faculty members who are involved in research in the Canadian North but who are not directly supervising any of the applicants.

  • The evaluation criteria will include candidates’:
  • academic performance;
  • university or other research or scholarly activity, service and/or engagement;
  • reflection on the challenges and rewards of northern research; and
  • the supervisor’s letter.

 Complete application packages should be submitted by email to coldregions@wlu.ca