Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing studies in the field of Fire Safety Engineering. Recipients will demonstrate innovation, potential and have a focus on research related to the theory and practice of fire safety engineering.
Endowed in 2016 by the Trustees of the Alfred J. Wise Trust Fund whose purpose was to support education, to assist in the study and promotion of the theory and practice of fire safety engineering. Alfred J. Wise was one of the founding members of the Montreal-Ottawa chapter of the Society of Fire Protections Engineers.