Each year, starting in 2018, the Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) has offered a bursary with a cash value of $2,500 to one graduate student at a Canadian university or college (the successful applicant can be enrolled in a graduate program or professional certification in an Ontario College at the graduate level). The recipient of the bursary will also be recipient of the Ontario Impact Assessment Award. The Ontario Impact Assessment Award recognizes outstanding achievement for academic contributions in the practice of impact assessment by a graduate student.
Purpose and Field of Study
To encourage the pursuit of excellence in impact assessment, and conducting research studies on impact assessment, environmental assessment, regional assessment and/or regional studies, strategic impact assessment, cumulative effects or related fields such as Indigenous consultation and engagement, public participation and engagement, social impact assessment, economic impact assessment, health impact assessment and/or land use planning.
A cash award of $1,500 is being provided by the OAIA. In addition to the cash award, the recipient has the opportunity to present their research at the annual OAIA conference. To facilitate the recipient’s participation at the annual conference, the award also includes an annual student membership to OAIA and covers the fees and travel expenses to participate in the annual OAIA Conference.