Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation

Award type: 
Award description: 

Award funding is available annually to undergraduate or graduate students registered full-time in the Faculty of Environment who have presented an outstanding proposal in the Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation competition. Students from other faculties may enter the competition, provided the team is led by a Faculty of Environment student. Interested student(s) or student teams (up to five individuals) will apply via an online application form in the Fall term. Candidates must demonstrate an innovative idea (device, process, method) they believe could solve, mitigate, or avoid an environmental problem.

The top ten teams will be offered a professionally facilitated workshop prior to the competition that will coach them on the elements of a strong business case and successful pitch. The top student(s) or student teams will be invited to present their idea at the judging reception in the fall term and will present a timed pitch to a panel of judges who will evaluate submissions and pitch based on a set of selection criteria: Innovation, Effectiveness, Execution, Cost Effectiveness, Commercialization and Presentation. This competition is conducted in compliance with the University of Waterloo’s Policy 73. One Grand prize valued at $3,000 is available. At the discretion of the judging panel one Honourable Mention of $1,000 may be awarded. This fund is made possible by the Jack and Honey Rosen Charitable Foundation and their daughters, Shelley and Judy Rosen.

Value description: 

Grand Prize - $3,000

One Honourable Mention - $1,000

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • participate individually or as a team of up to five
  • submit an outstanding proposal in the Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation competition
  • demonstrate an  innovative idea (device, process, method) that could solve, mitigate, or avoid an environmental problem
Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Environment→Climate and Environmental Change, Environment and Business, Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Geography and Environmental Mgmt, Geography and Aviation, Geomatics, International Development, Knowledge Integration, Planning
Canadian citizen/permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
  • See contact detail below.
Contact detail: 

Please visit the Faculty of Environment's website to apply and for more information about this award competition.