Stan Paterson (May 20, 1924 – October 8, 2013) was a leading Canadian glaciologist who began his career with the British North Greenland Expedition, then came to Canada to do a PhD in glaciology at the University of British Columbia. He worked for Canada’s Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSCP) in the Canadian Arctic from 1962 to 1980. He wrote the seminal glaciology text The Physics of Glaciers, now in its fourth edition, and was awarded the International Glaciological Society’s Richardson Medal in 2012 for Outstanding Services to Glaciology.
The Stan Paterson Scholarship in Canadian Glaciology honours Dr. Paterson, and is made possible by an endowment from his estate. The scholarship is valued at $2,500 and the application deadline is December 1st of the year prior to the annual meeting.
“Exceptionally, given the cancellation of the 2021 in-person CGU annual meeting, scholarship application packages and award nomination packages will be accepted until April 5, 2021. Should any changes occur, emails will be sent to registered CGU members.”
Eligible students are those studying glaciology with confirmed admission to, or current enrolment in, a research-based graduate degree program (MSc or PhD) at a Canadian university. Glaciology is broadly defined as the scientific study of all aspects of, and processes related to, Earth’s cryosphere. Field research, if applicable, may be undertaken outside of Canada.
For more details on the Stan Paterson Scholarship as well as the application process, please click on the following link:
Past Scholarship Recipients
|2020||Caroline Aubry-Wake||University of Saskatchewan|
|2018||Jeff Crompton||Simon Fraser University|
|2017||Anja Rutishauser||University of Alberta|
|2016||Laura Thomson||University of Ottawa|
|2015||Jill Rajewicz||Carleton University|
|2014||Chris Marsh||University of Saskatchewan|
|2013||Ashley Dubnick||University of Alberta|