Congratulations to our Graduate Students who have been awarded with Scholarships

Graduate Awards Resized

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is pleased to congratulate our graduate students on being awarded with numerous scholarships and bursaries. Graduate students are faced with many challenges in balancing all the demands of their scholarly pursuit and awards go a long way in helping students attend conferences, conduct field work, and pay for various other academic expenses. Following is a brief description of students area of study, how students intend on using the awards, and detailed information on the scholarships awarded to each student.

RECIPIENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Koreen Millard – Teaching Assistant Mentor
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“My thesis research aims to use SAR and LiDAR remote sensing coupled with field measurements for mapping peatland hydrology and vegetation in temperate and sub-arctic Canada. Last summer I wore through my field boots so I will likely use some of my award to buy new boots so I can spend more time in the field this summer!”

Michael Hare Fellowship
The fellowship was endowed in 1988 by colleagues, friends, and family in memory of Michael Hare, a graduate of the master’s program in geography and former senior proctor in the department.

The fellowship is normally awarded annually to a student in the third or subsequent term of a graduate program in the Department of Geography. It may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is selected by the departmental graduate studies committee. The award is made on the basis of academic achievement combined with a tangible contribution to the quality of the working environment for students in the department.

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Neil Huckvale Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 1981 by family, friends, and colleagues in honour of Neil Huckvale, a former graduate student in the Department of Geography. The recipient will reflect Neil Huckvale’s humanity and philosophy, and will be chosen on the basis of merit and special interest in teaching and resource conservation.

Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.

DanaDana Holtby

“I’m a first year MA Human Geography candidate studying under the supervision of Dr. Emilie Cameron. My research focuses on federally sponsored mine-readiness programming in Nunavut. I’ve been very lucky to have worked with the hamlet of Kuguluktuk, NU on their Community Readiness Initiative and will be returning to the community this summer to continue that work. The funding from these scholarships will enable me to travel to the North to conduct interviews on the development and governmental implications of the Community Readiness Initiative, the focus of my thesis work”.

Torrance Research Scholarship in Geography and Environmental Studies
Endowed in 2001 by J. Kenneth and Margaret Torrance, this scholarship is awarded annually. Its purpose is to support field research and/or conference presentations by graduate students in geography and environmental studies. Application is required and must be accompanied by a research proposal or the abstract of the paper to be presented. Recipient(s) are chosen by a Department of Geography and Environmental Studies selection committee. Further details of application procedures may be obtained from the Graduate Administrator.

Graduate Scholarship in Northern Research
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to a graduate student who is conducting northern research. Students must submit an application, which includes a description of their intended or ongoing thesis research to the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee by March 1 of each year. Established in 2002 by Thomas L. (Les) White, Ph.D. (Carleton) in Earth Sciences and former Director of the Geotechnical Science Laboratories at Carleton University, President of Permafrost Environmental Consulting.

Brendan O’NeillBrendan

“I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student. My research examines permafrost conditions in Canada’s western Arctic. Specifically, I study how environmental conditions and human disturbance (infrastructure) impact the ground thermal regime in the Peel Plateau Region, Northwest Territories. These awards will help fund summer 2015 field research and attend a conference in fall 2015. The photo was taken during summer field work, 2014, in Richardson Mountains, Northwest Territories.”

Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.

Torrance Graduate Research Award
Endowed in 2006 by J. Kenneth and Margaret Torrance. Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies selection committee to outstanding PhD students in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies. This award is to support field research and/or conference presentations. Application is required and must be accompanied by a research proposal or the abstract of the paper to be presented. Further details and application procedures may be obtained from the Graduate Administrator.

Brittany Rea

“My research focuses on homelessness and housing in Niagara Falls. I am particularly interested in how perceptions of “home” and “health” change for homeless men living in motels as they prepare to transition to permanent housing. The Ina Hutchison award will help cover travel expenses, research methods, and a conference on Ending Homelessness that is taking place in Montreal in November”. 

Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.

Robert Oikle

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“I’m a MSc graduate candidate researching spatial patterns associated with Roman military building practices in Britannia using a multidisciplinary geomatics approach. Being selected for the 2014-15 Autocarto Six Scholarship will aid in this research, contributing to the success of the investigation of ancient history using spatial technology”. 

Auto-Carto Six Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in geography studying computer-assisted cartography. The scholarship is awarded, on the recommendation of the Department of Geography, on the basis of academic merit as determined by the academic index used by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Beth Mburu

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“I am a 4th year PhD candidate at DGES. My research focuses on institutional support for smallholder farmers (in Mt. Kenya region) to address climate change and food insecurity. The Philip Uren Fellowship and the Pat Keindel Scholarship will facilitate the completion of my dissertation writing and validation process”. 

Philip E. Uren Fellowships
Two fellowships are awarded annually, one to a graduate student in the Department of Geography and one to a graduate student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the awards committees from the academic units involved. The fellowships were established in 1980 by relatives, friends, former students, and faculty and staff colleagues as a memorial to the late Philip Ernest Uren who was a professor of geography between 1965 and 1979, and who served the University as Chair of the Department of Geography, Director of the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies, Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Director of the Paterson Centre for International Programs.

Canadian Standards Association Pat Keindel Graduate Scholarship in Climate Change
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, to two full-time graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students pursuing research related to climate change from either an earth systems science or human dimensions perspective.

Jill Rajewicz

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“I am a first year MSc. student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. I study sub-ice shelf hydrology on the Milne Ice Shelf, on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Sub-ice freshwater drainage is thought to be implicated in ice shelf stability; the Milne is the only remaining intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic and, so, the last chance to study an intact ice shelf system”.

Canadian Standards Association Pat Keindel Graduate Scholarship in Climate Change
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, to two full-time graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students pursuing research related to climate change from either an earth systems science or human dimensions perspective.

TaraCaterTara Cater

“I am a second year PhD scholar in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, with a specialization in Political Economy. My research interests focus on resource development and socio-economic change in the Canadian Arctic. In particular, my doctoral research investigates resource development related migration networks bringing mine workers from the southern regions of Canada (defined as south of 60 degrees north) to work in Arctic regions of Canada”. 

Torrance Graduate Research Award
Endowed in 2006 by J. Kenneth and Margaret Torrance. Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies selection committee to outstanding PhD students in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies. This award is to support field research and/or conference presentations. Application is required and must be accompanied by a research proposal or the abstract of the paper to be presented. Further details and application procedures may be obtained from the Graduate Administrator.

Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.

Anna Crawford

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“I am a second year PhD student and am studying the deterioration and spatial distribution patterns of ice islands which are hazardous to offshore industry in the eastern Canadian Arctic. The use of remotely-sensed data is imperative for much of my research due to the difficulties associated with gaining field access to my study subjects. I will utilize data acquired from two spaceborne sensors for my upcoming research and will also visit an ice island in August 2015 to validate this information.”

Jack F. Fleming Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to outstanding students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Donor: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fleming. Endowed in 2000. 

BURSARIES 

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies would also like to congratulate several graduate students on receipt of the following bursaries that will support them in their studies.

Ina Hutchison Memorial Bursary for Ontario Students
Endowed 2007 by the Estate of Ina Hutchison. Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to students undertaking research in geography. Eligible recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the Ontario Residency Requirements set forth by OSAP. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Department nominations for this award must include the OTSS form, as well as a statement from the student describing their research.

Douglas Fullerton Graduate Award in Urban Studies
Awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student engaged in research or a project in the field of urban studies. The fund has been established to assist students who are in need of financial assistance to undertake study of the urban area, particularly as it relates to the quality of urban life. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. This will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and a selection committee of faculty members. Endowed in 2009 by friends, colleagues and family of the late Douglas Fullerton, former Chairman of the National Capital Commission, in recognition of his visionary contributions to city life.

Duncan M. Anderson Memorial Bursary
This bursary was endowed in 1992 by colleagues, former students, and friends of Duncan M. Anderson, who was a professor in the Department of Geography from 1964 to 1992. It is awarded annually to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the graduate program in geography who is in need of financial assistance, and whose studies relate to land use planning, resource management, or geographic aspects of the environment.

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