Awarded annually to Indigenous or Metis students in demonstrated financial need, who are entering or continuing in an undergraduate program in Biology, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science. Good academic standing is required. Preference will be for a student from a northern province or territory. Endowed in 2018 by an anonymous benefactor with northern environment experiences.
The award recognizes: the respect held for the environment by Indigenous and Metis peoples; concerns that the environment be protected for future generations; wishes to contribute substantially to decision making; and desires for meaningful employment in a place of their choosing. It recognizes that a university education with its strong foundations in theory and critical thinking and practical training in sampling and analytical methods will help fulfill these goals.