For the past 16 years, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to early career scientists in Canada pursuing natural sciences research in Canada’s North. Funded by the Weston Family Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or a postdoctoral fellowship. Weston Family Northern Scholars undertake research projects across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines in the natural sciences, including the study of Canada’s northern ecosystems, biodiversity, oceanography, glaciology, geography, and environment. The goal of the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research is to support the Scholars in furthering the understanding of Canada’s northern ecosystems with the ultimate goal of protecting and restoring biodiversity.
Meet the 2023 award winners! These inspiring Scholars are at the forefront of northern scholarship and are helping shape a better future for Canada and the world.