IOF Awards


COSMOS* International Graduate Travel Award

A $6,500 travel award has been endowed by Dr. Daniel Pauly and The University of British Columbia for a deserving international graduate student who needs support for research or field work to be conducted in their region or country of origin. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC Fisheries Centre in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Lawrence Edward Hassell Graduate Field Research Award in Fisheries

A $2,550 award has been made available through an endowment established by Hassell Construction Ltd on behalf of his family to honour Lawrence Edward Hassell. 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.

Brian Jessop Graduate Award in Freshwater and Diadromous Fisheries

Awards $6,000 each for 2 recipients have been made available through an endowment established by Brian Jessop for graduate students whose research focuses on freshwater and/or diadromous fisheries. Preference will be given to M.Sc. students who are not currently holding another major graduate award, and Ph.D. students who are not currently holding another major graduate award. Conditional on the recipients’ continued satisfactory academic progress, the awards may be renewed until the recipients complete their M.Sc. or Ph.D. requirements.

Richard J. and Julia Krejsa Scholarship in Oceans and Fisheries

Scholarships totalling $2,450 have been made available through an endowment established by Richard J. Krejsa (Ph.D. 1965) and Julia Krejsa (née Sheehan) for outstanding M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Oceans and Fisheries studying biological remediation methods of fishery recovery and restoration within marine, estuarine, and/or freshwater ecosystems affected by environmental impacts, particularly pollution and climate change. Preference will be given to First Nations, Inuit and Metis students of Canada.

Cecil and Kathleen
Morrow Scholarship

A $2,250 scholarship has been endowed by Cecil B. Morrow in honour of his parents, Cecil and Kathleen Morrow (BA ’29).

The award is offered to a graduate student in Fisheries and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


Margaret Ann Joan and William Francis Spring Graduate Award in Ocean Health

A $2,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from the Margaret Ann Joan and William Francis Spring family for an outstanding domestic graduate student studying Oceans and Fisheries, or a related discipline, whose research is focused on the impacts, risks and mitigation of plastic in the ocean. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to outreach associated with environmental education and ocean conservation.


Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability

For a graduate student whose peer-reviewed publications are expected to have significant impact on field of environmental sustainability.