Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health
April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016
The Fraser Basin Council is now accepting applications for their Elizabeth Henry Scholarship:
Applications for the inaugural Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2016. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC-based research projects that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship was initiated by the Fraser Basin Council directors and staff in memory of our dear friend and colleague and as a legacy to her life and values.
The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 for eligible research projects. The Scholarship is funded by the Fraser Basin Council, British Columbia Clean Air Research (BC CLEAR) Fund and by many friends, family members and colleagues who wish to remember Elizabeth and her work. If you wish to contribute to the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Fund, you can do so through the Vancouver Foundation website.
Elizabeth touched many lives with her warm and generous nature. Her passion for making positive change in the world, and compassion for the people around her, were reflected in both her personal life and in her work. As Program Coordinator of Climate Change and Air Quality at the Fraser Basin Council, she was pivotal to the success of many climate change action and adaptations initiatives.
Elizabeth had a great commitment to education and a particular interest in developing relationships with indigenous communities through the process of decolonization, which was a major focus of her Master’s degree. She held a B.Sc. in Ecology from the University of Guelph and an M.A. in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia.
She will always be remembered as an avid outdoors enthusiast who loved exploring beautiful places across B.C. and Canada by ski, by bike and on foot, and as a gardener who graciously shared the bounty of her efforts.
Elizabeth passed away in the spring of 2014 at the age of 32.