The RCGS supports geographic research projects on Canadian topics through its research grants program.
The Research Grants Committee has funding opportunities for both students and the public:
individual grants (up to $3,000) and group grants (up to $5,00).
2005 research grant recipient
The RCGS also awards Studentships in Human Geography and Northern
Deadline for applications: March 15th of each year.
- Research Grant - Lucy MacKenzie, University of British Columbia —
An assessment of sediment storage in an outwash plain of a retreating alpine glacier
- Research Grant - Emily Gray et al, Nipissing University —
The role of site conditions & moose browsing pressure in the regeneration failure of balsam fir forests in Gros Morne National Park
- Research Grant - Katriina O’Kane —
Think Globally, Act Locally: The Site Specific Effects of Global Climate Shifts
- Research Grant - Kira Hoffman, University of Victoria —
The Bromley glacier expedition: a one hundred year resurvey
- Research Grant - Sarah Quann, Mount Allison University —
Dendrochronological assessment of spruce budworm outbreak synchronicity in Cape Breton
- Research Grant - Selena Raven Cordeau, University of Victoria
The Columbia Icefield
- Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography -
Blair Cullen, Trent University — The Governance of Immigrant Integration: A Case Study of Durham Region, Ontario
- RCGS Studentship
in Northern Geography (Masters level) - Adrienne White, University of Ottawa
— Dynamics of the Petersen Ice Shelf, Nunavut
Research Grants are restricted to projects that are undertaken in Canada,
by Canadian residents and that address some element of the country’s geography.
Human Geography Studentship is for students enrolled in a Master’s program
at a Canadian university and engaged in thesis research on the human geography of Canada.
Northern Geography Studentships are for students enrolled
in either a Masters or a Doctoral program at a Canadian university.
LISTING OF RECIPIENTS
Grant and studentship recipients by year:
Selection of Research Grants since 2000
Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography since 1996
Studentships in Northern Geography since 2000
“I grew up hearing all about the Sydney steel mill, the tar ponds and the controversy over the cleanup. The more I read and learned, the more my curiosity was piqued. It seemed a natural area for me to take my studies.”
— Hannah MacDonald,
Mount Allison University