Lawrence Edward Hassell Graduate Field Research Award in Fisheries

Award Value: $2,600

A $2,600 award has been made available through an endowment established by Hassell Construction Ltd on behalf of his family to honour Lawrence Edward Hassell. Lawrence Hassell was an avid fisherman who was concerned about the depletion of salmon stocks.

The award recognizes a graduate student in fisheries who is engaged in field research pertaining to sustainability. Preference will be given to a graduate student whose research is focused on the sustainability of the salmon ecosystem.

The award is made on the recommendation of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

To submit a proposal

The IOF will award a scholarship annually to the student making the best academic proposal for field work, with preference given to research on the sustainability if the salmon ecosystem. Proposals should be no longer than 1,000 words.

Submit an email proposal and CV to, with the subject: Lawrence Edward Hassell Graduate Field Research Award in Fisheries.

The money will be paid as a lump sum by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A budget is required in the proposal, and the money can be spent in any study-related fashion. The student is responsible for all tax implications.

Proposal submission deadline is: TBA

Previous Winners

Yuliya Kuzmenko
Used the award to collect 100 adult sockeye otoliths during the spawning period on Adams lake in late October 2018 to assess early marine growth and link it to the environmental conditions in the Strait of Georgia and answer the question: how early marine growth influence survival and contributes to returns.