Awards and Scholarships

John Warkentin Bursary

Professor John Warkentin is among the best-known and most widely respected geographers in Canada.

This award, named in his honour, is sponsored by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

This bursary is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • A high grade point average in their first two years of study in Geography and participation in undergraduate program activities
  • Ontario resident
  • Canadian citizen/permanent resident
  • Demonstrable financial need

The value of this bursary is $950.00 and two bursaries will be awarded each year.  To apply for this bursary, please complete an application form.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

Chair
Department of Geography (N430 Ross)

 York University
 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Award

This is an annual award given by the Canadian Association of Geographers.  The winner will receive a complimentary membership in the CAG for the following year and her/his name will be published in the CAG Newsletter.

This award is presented to the most outstanding students graduating in Geography Honours programs at universities across Canada.

George Michie Memorial Scholarship

Established to honour the late Professor George H. Michie by encouraging student interest in Canadian Rural Geography, this scholarship will be awarded to a Liberal Arts and Professional Studies student with a Major in Geography who has completed during the award academic year (the previous fall/winter or summer) at least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in Geography, with a grade of at least 8.00 (A) in the Geography of Canada (AP GEOG 3010). Students must have completed 48 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 7.00 (B+).

Hans Carol Prize

The Hans Carol Prize is donated by the friends and colleagues of the late Hans Carol (1915-1971).  Professor Hans Carol was the first Chair of the Department of Geography at York University.

This prize is given annually and is intended to recognize the academic achievements of a third year Geography student in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies or Science and Engineering.

Science Geography Book Prize

The Science Geography Book Prize is awarded to the most outstanding student enrolled in a BSc (Geography) program in a third/fourth year Geography (SC/GEOG) course, selected from candidates nominated by instructors.

This prize is awarded in the fall following the academic year in which the students were nominated.

Faculty of Liberal Arts And Professional Studies Geography Book Prize

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Geography Book Prize is awarded to the most outstanding student enrolled in a BA (Geography) program in a third/fourth year geography (AP/GEOG) course, selected from candidates nominated by instructors.

This prize is awarded in the Fall following the academic year in which the students were nominated.

First Year Awards

Two  geography undergraduate students obtaining top grades in each of our three introductory courses(AP/GEOG 1000 6.0, AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.0, and AP/GEOG 1410 6.0) will be awarded $250.00 sponsored by the York University Geography Alumni Network.

Award for Field-Based Research in Physical Geography

This prize is intended be given annually (starting in 2014-15) to recognize the achievement of a student in Geography enrolled in field course in physical geography and/or a field-based Honours thesis in physical geography.  The excellence of a field work project will be recognized through this award and students will be nominated by course instructors (or supervisors in the case of Honours theses).