Premier Diversified Holdings Graduate Award

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize an SFU student in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program whose research has the potential to contribute to high impact economic and social innovation.
  2. One award, valued at a minimum of $1,500, will be granted annually to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level;
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in either a Master's or Doctoral program;
    3. registration in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology program; and
    4. has completed or is engaged in research that has the potential to contribute to high impact economic and social innovation.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Applications will be made via the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. one-page letter describing how their research has the potential to contribute to high impact economic and social innovation.
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Academic Director of the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program.

Revised: January 2017 / GESR209

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Premier Diversified Holdings

Premier Diversified Holdings Inc. is a Canadian corporation with its head office in Burnaby, British Columbia. PDH, through its subsidiaries, is involved in several businesses, including the design, financing and operation of freestanding diagnostic imaging centres in Canada and China, as well as the operation of a Bermuda-based boutique reinsurance company.

Premier also invests in established or startup businesses, preferably via joint ventures, where it will take a significant equity stake or provide debt financing. These businesses may be both public and private enterprises that have the potential to throw off significant long-term cash flow.