Patricia Gallaugher Award in Coastal Science Management

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide funding to graduate students
    conducting community-engaged research that informs policy and/ or influences marine or
    environmental conservation.
  2. One award, valued at a minimum of $1,500, will be granted annually in the fall term to
    either a master's or doctoral student. Once the endowment income provides for it, two or
    more awards will be granted annually. If more than one award is granted, the preference is
    to grant equal numbers of awards to master's and doctoral students.
  3. The award(s) will be offered to graduate students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
    1. demonstrated academic achievement in the most recent degree completed or in their
      current graduate program;
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on
      intellectual ability, originality and ability in community engaged research that inform
      positive change and/ or policy in marine or environmental conservation;
    3. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Faculty
      of Environment
      or the Faculty of Science; and
    4. focus on community-engaged research that informs policy and/ or influences marine or environmental conservation.
  4. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Environment.
  5. The application must be made via the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System
    (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/ or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from an SFU faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
      and interests in community-based approaches to marine or environmental management;
    3. a current curriculum vitae;
    4. a one page research proposal related to the community-engaged research that informs
      policy and/or influences marine or environmental conservation;
    5. a half-page personal statement of goals related to the aims of this award.
  6. The completed application and all supporting documentation should be submitted via GA3, to be reviewed by the Faculty of Environment's Graduate Program Committee, chaired bythe Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Environment.
  7. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows upon
    the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Environment.

Revised: December 2015/ GESR211

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Patricia Gallaugher

Dr. Gallaugher was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Coastal Science and Management as
well as the Director of Continuing Studies in Science and Environment at SFU.

Passionate about interdisciplinary research that links science with local knowledge to inform policy and inspire conservation, Patricia has built extensive partnerships with faculty, students, communities, First
Nations, industry, NGOs, and governments at local, national and international scales.

These partnerships have addressed important issues such as coastal and marine conservation, adaptation to
climate change and building capacity by sharing information, building awareness and identifying
solutions.