Weston Family Awards in Northern Research
The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research were launched in 2007 to support early-career researchers focusing on science in the North. Since that time, nearly 300 scientists have been funded at the graduate and postdoctoral level.
Weston Family Award winners undertake research projects across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines in the natural sciences, including studies of northern ecosystems, biodiversity, flora and fauna, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, geography and environmental studies.
Through a competitive process, awards are presented to outstanding students and scientists in northern research. The awards are administered by Scholarship Partners Canada (SPC), a part of Universities Canada. The master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral award winners are announced in June each year.
The 2023 competition opened on November 3, 2022. All applications (including supporting documents) must be received before January 24, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
For more information and to apply click here
Congratulations to the 2022 Award winners:
Sara Bellfontaine, University of Windsor
Connor Faulkner, University of Manitoba
Sydney Goward, University of Victoria
Oliver Holt, University of Northern British Columbia
Rachel Mandryk, Carleton University
Ella Middleton, University of New Brunswick – Saint John
Tamika Mulders, University of British Columbia
Nicholas Paroshy, University of Alberta
Nicholas Pontone, Carleton University
Arash Rafat, Wilfrid Laurier University
Charlotte Rentmeister, Wilfrid Laurier University
Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Queen’s University
Emma Sutherland, University of Manitoba
Marina Taskovic, University of Alberta
Sandra Yaacoub, Queen’s University
Aaron Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Ellyn Davidson, University of Windsor
Cassandra Elphinstone, University of British Columbia
Katie Florko, University of British Columbia
David McGeachy, University of Alberta
Francis Quinby, Trent University
Aidan Sheppard, University of Alberta
Yifeng Wang, Queen’s University
Samuel Gagnon, Université Laval
Spencer Monckton, University of Guelph
Allison Patterson, University of Windsor
Michael Peers, Yukon University
To learn about the current and past award winners, please visit Weston Family Awards.
Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
This prestigious $100,000 Weston Family Prize recognized significant contributions that have helped to shape our thinking and understanding of the North. Prize winners Dr. Wayne Pollard (2019), Dr. Derek Muir (2018), Dr. Michel Allard (2017), Dr. John England (2016), Dr. Ian Stirling (2015), Dr. Charles Krebs (2014), Dr. John Smol (2013), Dr. Louis Fortier (2012), and Dr. Serge Payette (2011) have all made lasting contributions while cultivating the next generation of northern scientists. This annual award culminated in 2019.