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.

Richard and Julia met at UBC while Ph.D. candidates in the Department of Zoology and the Department of English respectively. Richard is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. This scholarship was established in honour of Richard’s thesis supervisor, Professor Casimir C. Lindsey, and his wife, Shelagh P. Lindsey, and in memory of Dean Walter H. Gage (1905-1977), who loaned Richard a few hundred dollars after his and Julia’s first son Daniel was born in Acadia Camp on campus.

The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Application documents

All are Word documents

Deadline: May 13, 2024

2023 Winner

Grace Melchers (MSc, OCF)

2022 Winner

Lauren Shea (MSc, OCF)

2021 Winner

Kasey Stirling (MSc, OCF)