The Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award
Charles Labatiuk was an avid nature conservationist, mountaineer, world traveller who enjoyed and excelled as a photographer, writer, gardener, and pianist.
Charles Labatiuk held a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, Masters of Applied Science degree from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta. He received the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) Gold Medal, Birks Gold Medal, and the 1995 Jean Hallopeau Prize of the European – African Group of the International Ozone Association.
His deeply rooted love of nature was evident throughout his lifetime in so many different ways. From his cherished family time, his prize winning photography, his writings, his world travels, his numerous awards and accolades to his career as a Senior Environmental Engineer for the City of Edmonton, his love and passion for nature and the outdoors were part of the very essence of his being.
His inexhaustible thirst for learning and life, his passion for nature and the outdoors and his commitment to sharing his life learnings, passion and excitement with others are on their own a great legacy.Award
$2000 (one award of $2000 is presented annually)Eligibility
Any student enrolled into an entrance level course or program at an accredited college or university in Canada, in the interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems (ecosystems), how they operate, how they interact with people, and how people interact with them.Application
All applications must include a completed application form which will be evaluated on the basis of an essay submission. The Nature Canada Awards Committee will score the essays based on the following criteria.Criteria
1000-1200 word essay on a topic related to your area of study. Marks on the essay will be awarded as follows:
All essays submitted become the property of Nature Canada. Successful essays may be published by Nature Canada and may be, along with information about the winners, shared widely through our web site, and other forms of media.Submission
The application form and essay must be submitted together, either electronically by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award
Essays are to be received no later than 5:00 pm on March 31st of each year. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.Notification
All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by May 1st.Administration
The Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award program is administered by Nature Canada. Nature Canada employees, children or relatives of employees are not eligible for this scholarship award.