Awards and Scholarships

Lassonde hosts pan-University undergraduate research conference

Poster Presentation Winners: 

First Place:  Joel George & Amanda Jass. Characterization of the FRQ-less Oscillator System in Neurospora Crassa Using Oxidation and Reduction Cycles of Peroxiredoxin as a Biological Marker of Circadian Rhythms. (Faculty of Science – Biology) Supervisor: Patricia Lakin-Thomas.

Honourable Mention:  Ashraf Altesha. Sequencing and Transcript Localization of GPA2/GPB5 in the Blacklegged Tick Ixodes Scapularis. (Faculty of Science – Biology) Supervisor: Jean-Paul Paluzzi.

Congratulations to Joel and Amanda, as well as Dr. Pat Lakin-Thomas.

Departmental Awards and Scholarships

A. Saber M. Saleuddin Biology Scholarship

A. Saber Saleuddin

The A. Saber M. Saleuddin Biology Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Year 3 or 4 undergraduate Honours student majoring in biology within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, with a cumulative grade point average of 7.50 or higher, who has demonstrated interest and academic excellence in animal physiology. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process: To receive consideration for this award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile. First award was given out during FW08.

 

C.D. Fowle and B. Rozario Trust Fund

Offered: Convocation
Type: Prize
Number of Awards: 1

Awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in Honours biology as determined by the department. The criteria used will not be limited to grades but will include such things as research potential and leadership activities within the department. The prize will consist of an inscribed book and a monetary award and may not necessarily be given each year. The C.D. Fowle and B. Rozario Trust Fund was established in 1989 to honour the founding chairman of the Department of Biology, Professor Fowle, a well-known Canadian naturalist and conservationist.

Application Process: No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

 

Carey Risman Memorial Scholarship

Friends and Family of Carey Risman

Awarded to a student who is in Year 3 of the double major program in biology and chemistry or in the biochemistry degree program. The award will be based on academic achievement; the student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 7.50 based on a minimum of 60 credits taken in the first two years.

Application Process: Application is required to be eligible for this award.

 

The Lander Dandy Prize in Plant and Animal Biology

Friends of Elizabeth Lander and Cynthia Dandy

Awarded to the student with the best combined performance in the concurrent completion of the courses SC/BIOL 2010 4.00 Plants and SC/BIOL 2030 5.00 Animals. This prize honours the contributions of Elizabeth Lander and Cynthia Dandy during their careers at York.

Application Process: No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

 

Mainguy Genetics

Awarded to a Year 3 or 4 biology student who has taken at least 12 credits in genetics. The recipient must be a serious student of genetics who shows competence in both the laboratory and the classroom. This award was established in memory of Phillip Mainguy.

Application Process: No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

 

The William and Marguerite Davey Award

Value: $2500.00
Deadline: 16 October 2017

The William and Marguerite Davey Award has been established by K.G. Davey, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in Biology, and former Chair in Biology, Dean of Science and Vice President Academic to honour the memory of his parents. Although of modest education and very limited circumstances, they ensured a university education for their son, and through weekly family visits to the local library, implanted in him a love of books and of learning that led to an extraordinarily satisfying life of scientific scholarship. This award will be granted to a student entering the final year of an honours program in Biology at York who will be undertaking graduate study involving research in non-human biology at York or another University, and who, in the opinion of the faculty member most familiar with his or her work, shows the greatest promise as a researcher.

To be eligible, the recipient must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or protected person and a resident or protected person and a resident of Ontario;
  • demonstrate financial need (having completed the Student Financial Profile);
  • have a minimum 6.0 (B) GPA.
  • (If no qualified undergraduate student is available, the award can be made to a student entering the graduate program in Biology at York who meets the above criteria.)

Application Process: Candidates may apply or be nominated by a professor. To apply for this award, please submit the application to Scholarships and Bursaries in the Bennett Centre for Student Services c/o the dropbox located in the lobby.

  • Applicants must include a statement about career goals, and should include an acknowledgement that the award is intended for students who intend to make a career in scientific research, and should explain how the student intends to reach that objective.
  • The application must also contain a letter from at least one faculty member, who is familiar with the student’s work. This letter must also acknowledge the requirement that the student have the goal of a career in research. Preference may be given to students who have participated in a summer research internship, a RAY internship or similar program, demonstrating an interest in research. Both the statement and supporting letter should be submitted Scholarships and Bursaries in the Bennett Centre for Student Services c/o the dropbox located in the lobby.
  • In addition, all candidates must fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/.

Preference may be given to students who have participated in a summer research internship, a RAY internship or similar program, demonstrating an interest in research.

More Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries

Please see the Student Financial Services for the full listing of scholarships, awards, and bursaries.