D.M. (Don) Gray (1929-2005) is known as the ‘father of Canadian hydrology,’ who chaired the Division of Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan from 1965 to 2001. He mentored over 68 graduate students and produced over 132 publications – particularly the 1973 Handbook on the Principles of Hydrology and the 1980 Handbook of Snow: Principles, Processes, Management, and Use. Don was instrumental in forming the CGU Hydrology Section in 1993.
The Don Gray Scholarship in Canadian Hydrology is a $2,500 scholarship made possible by a donation from the Gray family, and is awarded at the annual meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union.
All doctoral candidates studying in the broad field of hydrology are eligible. Applicants must be registered in a full-time, thesis-based doctoral program, and be within their first 24 months of study at the time of application. The applicant must be undertaking their degree at a Canadian University, but field research (if applicable) may be undertaken anywhere in the world.
The application deadline is December 1st of the year of prior to the annual meeting.
Please note that for CGU student members interested in being considered for the 2022 Don Gray Scholarship, application packages will be accepted until January 10, 2022. Any other changes to the typical application procedure will be communicated by email to registered CGU members.
For more details on the Don Gray Scholarship as well as the application process, please follow the link below:
Past Scholarship Recipients
|2021||Julia Cantelon||Dalhousie University|
|2020||Sarah Ariano||Ryerson University|
|2019||Kelly Hokanson||University of Alberta|
|2018||Élise Devoie||University of Waterloo|
|2017||Matthew Morison||University of Waterloo|
|2016||Igor Pavlovskii||University of Calgary|
|2015||Michael Lathuillière||University of British Columbia|
|2014||Colin McCarter||University of Waterloo|
|2013||Scott Ketcheson||University of Waterloo|
|2011||Jason Leach||University of British Columbia|
|2010||Kegan Farrick||Western University|