Awards

Congratulations to recent scholarship and award winners!

Scholarship/Award

Recipient

Year

James Cook Award

Haley Meyers &

Madeline White

2020

2019

Ian Brookes Undergraduate Field Research Award

Meghan Power

2020/21

Ian Brookes Undergraduate Field Research Award

Meghan Power

2021

Ian Brookes Graduate Field Research Award

Carissa Wasyliw

2020

Dean of Science Book Prize

Meghan Power

2020

Joyce Macpherson Graduate Research Award

Aaron Sneep

2020

Alan Macpherson Graduate Research Award

Toloupe Akerele

2020

CAGS

Faith Ford

2019

University Medal in Geography

Faith Ford

2019

University Medal for Academic Excellence

Kathryn White

2020

ELK Award

Alana Symonds

2020

Trudeau Scholarship

Christina Goldhar

2020

SSHRC CGS-Doctoral

Tolulope Akerele

2020

Scholarship in the Arts

Alex Zahara

2020

The Commander Peter G. Chance Scholarship

Julie Reimer

2020/21

NSERC CGS M scholarship

Erin Pearson

2021

NSERC CGS M scholarship

Elise Proctor

2021

Fellow of Graduate Studies

Nadia Duman,Ruyel Miah

Shreya Nemani,Aaron Sneep

Katherine Wilson

2021

Two convocation awards are presented each year on the recommendation of the Department of Geography:

In addition, undergraduate and graduate students in Geography can apply for awards that are designed to encourage training in particular areas of natural or social sciences, and geographic information sciences.

The list below includes examples of awards that have been received by former and current geography students from Memorial University.

Dr. Ian A. Brookes Undergraduate Field Research Award in Geography
This award has been established through a generous bequest from Dr. Ian A. Brookes, much of whose research, beginning in 1963, focused on the geomorphology of Newfoundland, and who was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1981. The Award, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, will create an annual amount from which individuals or teams of undergraduate students may apply for allotments to support field research as part of their degree requirements. In cases which a student conducts this field research attached to the research work of a faculty member or other student (of Memorial University of Newfoundland or another institution), funds granted shall be applied only to the expenses incurred by the grantee, not to the expenses normally charged to a faculty member’s (or other student’s) research grant. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation by the Head, Department of Geography.


Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson Graduate Research Award in Physical Geography
This award was established by a generous donation from Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson. Dr. Macpherson studied physical geography at the University of London (BSc 1950, MSc 1956) and McGill University (PhD 1966) and was an active member of the Department of Geography at Memorial University from 1966-1994. She made major contributions to knowledge of the postglacial climate and vegetation of Newfoundland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and currently holds the position of Professor Emerita.

Valued at a minimum of $2000, it will be granted annually to a full-time graduate student in the Department of Geography, with preference to a student of Physical Geography, to support fieldwork expenses, conference expenses, or other research expenditures. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University. This award will be granted by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Geography, in consultation with the Geography Scholarship Committee. Applications are available at the Department of Geography.


Dr. Alan G., Macpherson Graduate Research Award in Historical and Cultural Geography
This award was established by a generous donation from Dr. Alan G. Macpherson. Dr. Macpherson studied historical geography at the University of Edinburgh (MA Hons 1950) and McGill University (PhD 1969) and was an active member of the Department of Geography at Memorial University from 1966-1993. He made major contributions to knowledge of early North Atlantic settlement and the historical geography and demography of Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus.

Valued at $2000, it will be granted annually to a full-time graduate student in the Department of Geography, with preference to a student of Historical or Cultural Geography, to support fieldwork expenses, conference expenses, or other research expenditures. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University. This award will be granted by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Geography, in consultation with the Geography Scholarship Committee. Applications are available at the Department of Geography.

Contact

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