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Biological Sciences Scholarships

Dr. Joseph E.J. Habowsky Graduate Student Teaching Award

Each academic year, an award may be made to an eligible graduate student in Biological Sciences who demonstrates enthusiasm, commitment and excellence in undergraduate teaching. Nominations may be made by a faculty member or graduate student by March 31 to the Graduate Program Committee. This Committee will evaluate and recommend an award to the Program Chair by April 15. This award was established by colleagues, friends and students to honour Dr. Joseph E.J. Habowsky, Professor of Biological Sciences, on the occasion of his retirement.

Biology Graduate Leadership Award for Excellence

One or two awards may be made in any academic year to recognize graduate students who demonstrate an enthusiasm for science, excellence in research and teaching, and who display leadership in fostering a spirit of enquiry and community within Biological Sciences, the University or society at large. Nominations with supporting documents may be made by a faculty member or graduate student by March 31 to the program coordinator. Faculty members of this Committee will evaluate and recommend awards to the Program Chair by April 15. This award was established by Biological Sciences to acknowledge graduate student excellence.

Dr. Michael L. Petras Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in Biological Sciences who is engaged in research in the area of population or molecular genetics.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $1,000.

Chris Wysiekierski Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a graduate student for research excellence in the area of Ecology/Environmental Biology. Preference may be given to a student studying Aquatic Systems. No application is necessary. The Department of Biological Sciences will consider all eligible students in the program and make the final selection. Established in 2003 in memory of Chris Wysiekierski who was an M.Sc. candidate in Biological Sciences, and who tragically drowned while engaged in field research on the coral reefs off Belize. Chris was a committed conservationist, whose goal was the protection, restoration and management of coastal ecosystems.
Value: $500.


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