Cecil and Kathleen Morrow Scholarship

Award Value: to be announced just prior to competition

A scholarship has been endowed by Cecil B. Morrow in honour of his parents, Cecil and Kathleen Morrow (BA ’29).

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.

Conditions of Award

  1. Projects proposed should be for action in current Academic Year.
  2. The work must be completed by August 31 two years after the award was made.
  3. The successful applicant provides as product a short paper for one of the IOF’s research publications, with the intention to submit later to the peer-reviewed literature.
  4. Photos of the research trip, with informative captions, will be submitted to the Institute’s social media channels.
  5. The award will be paid out in two equal instalments by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  6. The student is responsible for all tax implications.

To submit a proposal

The IOF will award a scholarship annually to the student making the best academic proposal for research work using techniques developed at the Institute. Preference will normally be given to work involving international travel.

  • Proposals should be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • A budget is required in the proposal, and the money can be spent in any study-related fashion.
  • The proposal, budget and applicant’s CV must be sent to awards@oceans.ubc.ca, with the subject: Cecil and Kathleen Morrow Scholarship

Previous Winners

Katie Florko
Used the award to travel to the field site in Churchill, Manitoba to participate in collection of data from monitoring studies (telemetry and body condition) and subsistence harvest (fitness) of polar bears and ringed seals to gain insights on concurrent habitat use, condition, and fitness under variable sea ice regimes.

Patricia Angkiriwang
Used the award to travel to Tla’amin, B.C., to meet with coastal First Nations community to develop and visualize scenarios of how adaptation options may moderate climate change effects on marine B.C. fish stocks and how this could consequently affect the diet and nutritional health of the Tla’amin Nation, as well as other coastal B.C. First Nations and Indigenous communities who may be impacted by the consequences of our changing oceans.

Carie Hoover
Used the award to gather information on Hudson Bay ecosystems through meetings with field researchers and DFO experts, which will be used to build an ecosystem model using Ecopath with Ecosim. | Paper |

Pramod Ganapathiraju
Conducted research on unreported catches from subsistence and small scale fisheries in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | Paper |

Robyn Forrest
Robyn Forrest used the award to do research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Tasmania, Australia, comparing the predictions of two structurally different types of ecosystem model (EwE and Atlantis).| Paper |