Oldman river chapter research in conservation scholarship



Trout Unlimited Canada’s Oldman River Chapter actively works to conserve, protect and restore freshwater ecosystems in southwestern Alberta. Education is an integral part of our mandate, and to this end we believe any research that contributes to the understanding of freshwater ecosystems is valuable and deserving of our support.

To provide incentive for research in the area, we offer up to four annual scholarships of up to $1500 to researchers at the University of Lethbridge or Lethbridge College who demonstrate a commitment to furthering our knowledge of freshwater ecosystems.

Eligibility criteria, the application and selection process, and details of the scholarship(s) are further detailed below:

  1. Eligibility Criteria
    • Applicant must be a student in good standing registered in the Ecosystem Management Degree (Lethbridge College) or a graduate program (University of Lethbridge);
    • Applicant’s research must contribute meaningfully to Trout Unlimited Oldman River Chapter’s mission to conserve, protect, and restore freshwater ecosystems in southwestern Alberta;
    •  Applicant must present to members of Oldman River Chapter and general public at the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting;
    • Submit application by November 24th, 2018.
  2. Application Process
    • Applicants will provide by email the following documents:
      • Resume
      • Research Proposal (maximum three pages) detailing:
        • Introduction to project;
        • Implications for southern Alberta’s freshwater ecosystems;
        • Timeframe and research methodology;
        • Letter from faculty member showing support for applicant’s research.
    • Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen and notified by Chapter Executive by January 15th, 2019.
    • Scholarship Recipients:
      • will present their research at the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February, 2019 (funds to be distributed by cheque after presentation);
      • will provide a digital copy of the final research paper.

Please submit your application to us at tuoldmanchapter@gmail.com.

Past Recipients


Teagan Holt (Lethbridge College): Profiling Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections

Micky Ahn (University of Lethbrige): Parasites and Host Biodiversity


Jeremy Benson (University of Lethbridge): Westslope Cutthroat Trout Winter Habitat Distribution at a Watershed Scale in Small Mountain Streams of Southern Alberta