Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship

Mr Doug VanDine, President of the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique (La foundation canadienne de géotechnique), is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the second annual Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at $5,000, was established by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique in 2007 on the occasion of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference in Ottawa.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2008 to Mr Jasmin Raymond, a PhD student at Université Laval, Ste Foy, Quebec.  The 2009 scholarship will be presented at the Canadian Geotechnical Conference, in Halifax, NS, in September 2009.

Any Canadian or permanent resident, entering or registered in a Canadian university Masters or PhD program that is directly related to an identified field of geotechnique, is eligible.  Programs include geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, mining engineering, geoenvironmental engineering or geoenvironmental geoscience, engineering geology and hydrogeology.  Nominees must have a high academic standing.  Preference will given to those who have some practical experience and are active, or show leadership, in the geotechnical community.

Nominations are limited to one per academic department and require a letter, accompanied by rationale, written and signed by the graduate supervisor.  Rationale should include evidence of academic standing, research output, contributions to practice, and leadership/activity in the geotechnical community.  Nomination packages are limited to 5 pages.

Nominations for the 2009 Scholarship will be accepted by the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s Scholarship Selection Committee Chair, Dr Paul Simms (c/o Carleton University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON. K1S 5B6, telephone 613 520 2600 ext. 2079, up until June 1, 2009.  If submitted by email, nominations must be signed by the supervisor and include the words “Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship” in the subject line.

Contact:  Mr Doug VanDine PEng/PGeo (BC) Telephone 250 598 1028/