Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to two full-time graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students pursuing research related to climate change from either an earth systems science or human dimensions perspective. Preference will be for students in financial need. Endowed 2008 by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to recognize and honour Pat Keindel, former President, Standards, CSA.