Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation

Award type: 
Award description: 

This award will be provided annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students. The successful students or student teams (up to three individuals) will have demonstrated an innovative idea aimed at solving environmental challenges or issues. Interested student(s) will design a digital poster that describes their environmental idea. The best 10 posters, as selected by judges, will be put on display for one week in March where students or visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite concept. 

One grand prize, valued at $2,000, will be awarded for the best idea as determined by an independent panel of judges. The winning student(s) of the Grand Prize may also receive a consultation with an industry or business expert.

At the discretion of the judging panel, up to two Honourable Mentions of $500 each may be awarded.

This award is sponsored by the Jack and Honey Rosen Charitable Foundation in recognition of Jack Rosen’s extraordinary vision and commitment to environmental issues in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and across the country. 

Value description: 

One Grand Prize, valued at $2,000 and, at the discretion of the judging panel, up to two Honourable Mentions of $500 each may be awarded. 

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • Full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any year of any program in the Faculty of Environment who have an innovation idea (device, process, or method) that they believe could solve, mitigate or avoid an environmental problem.
  • Student may enter in a team of up to three individuals. Students in any Faculty can participate on the team providing it is led by a Faculty of Environment student.
Masters, Doctoral
Environment→Environment, Enterprise & Development, Environment, Resources & Sustainability, Geography & Environmental Mgmt, Planning
Canadian/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Additional instructions: 

Interested student(s) should refer to the Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation web page for further information, including the application and deadline.

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