Past Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Awards


Sacha Ruzzante, Dillon Consulting Scholarship

PhD, University of Victoria, Civil Engineering

Project: Analysing groundwater contamination vulnerability and risk at the global scale


Hannah May, Golder Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Water

Master’s, University of Guelph, School of Engineering

Project: Nutrient dynamics in the hydrosystem of a Great Lakes clay plain setting


Brittany Welsh, Harker/Cameron – Women in Water Scholarship

PhD, Trent University Environmental and Life Sciences

Project: Modelling and measuring the distribution of microplastics in lake catchments in southern Ontario, Canada


Rob Chlumsky, Rick Ross Student Scholarship

PhD, University of Waterloo Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: Advancing the selection and identifiability of hydrologic model structure


Emily Dickson, Ken Thomson Scholarship

Master’s, Concordia University, Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies

Project: Characterization and prediction of fluvial bank retreat using novel physical experiments


Ashton Sies, CWRA Memorial Scholarship

Master’s, University of Regina, Biology

Project: Why do antibiotic resistance genes exist and persist in freshwater agricultural ponds?


2021 CWRA Scholarship Winners
Name Institution and Department Scholarship Field of Study
Patrick Morkus McMaster University- Chemical Engineering Dillon Consulting ($5,000) Development of a rapid and simple assay to detect the presence of biocides that inhibit nitrification
Sara Lilley University of Calgary
Department of Geoscience
Harker/Cameron – Women in Water Scholarship ($2,000) Hydrogeochemical characterization of an alpine karst aquifer in the Canadian Rockies
Dylan Stafford University of Manitoba
Civil Engineering
Ken Thompson ($2,000) Effect of Macropore Flow on Permafrost Degradation and Hydrologic Transformations for Managing Water Resources and Improving Infrastructure Resiliency
Étienne Gariépy-Girouard Université du Québec à Rimouski, Biologie, chimie et géographie Rick Ross ($2,000) Les défis de l’intégration des principes de l’hydrogéomorphologie et des bénéfices humains dans la restauration de cours d’eau au Québec
Rachel Pigden University of Guelph
Masters in Landscape Architecture
CWRA Memorial ($1,500) Towards a Framework for Rain Gardens at City-Wide Scales: A Working Solution and Case Study

Watch the recording of the 2021 Scholarships Presentation made for the 2021 Virtual National Conference, and hear a little more about each student’s work.