Graduate Awards

Women in Economics
Women in Economics Scholarship Celebration Reception: (from left) Cynthia Johnston, Women in Economics Affinity Group Member; Lamya Islam, 2018 Award Recipient; Kate Fairley, 2019 Award Recipient; Margaret Morrison, Women in Economics Affinity Group Member.

Graduate students who attend UVic are eligible for a number of awards made available through contributions from corporate and individual donors. The Economics Department nominates students for donor awards in September of each year.

We are grateful to our donors who so generously support these graduate students as they pursue their studies at UVic. 

Aboriginal Scholarship In Economics

Awarded to academically outstanding Aboriginal graduate or undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. If there are no eligible graduate students then the scholarship will be awarded to Aboriginal undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. 

Previous Aboriginal Scholarship winners:

2019: Katherine Fairley
2018: Katherine Fairley
2017: Maya Kryzan
2016: Maya Kryzan
2015: Megan Dorrington
2014: Maya Kryzan
2013: Maya Kryzan
2012: Bailey Quinn
2011: Taylor Nadon
2010: Taylor Nadon

Cynthia Johnston Economics Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to academically outstanding women graduate students in the first year of a graduate degree in the Department of Economics who have demonstrated community service and/or leadership inside and outside of the classroom.

2021: Stephanie Beaupre & Fuyu Li

Previous Cynthia Johnston Economics Graduate Scholarship winners:

2020: Sara Enns & Seyedeh Kia

Economics Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to a promising graduate student in the Department of Economics. 

Previous Economics Alumni Scholarship winners:

2020: Jiangyu Peng
2019: Hasibul Islam
2018: David Goulet Larocque
2017: Injamam Alam, Allen Peters
2016: Rebecca Wortzman
2015: Marcus Greenlaw
2014: Deirdre Weymann
2013: Linda Wong
2012: Jonathan Wood
2011: Po-Hsin Tseng
2010: Jiechun Qu

Henry Poulton Fund

Awarded to highly qualified graduate students in the Department of Economics. 

2021: Sara Enns & Bo Liu

Previous Henry Poulton Fund winners:

2020: Moein Amini, Xiaoying Guo, Seyedeh Kia, Jidny Shoummo
2019: Sazia Afrin, Huimin Cai, Zi Jian Hao, Hasibul Islam, Kehan Liu, Soheil Shaeri & Carlo Tolentino
2014: Ibrahim Khan & Joshua White
2013: Kushwinder Dhaliwal, Jonathan Wood & Linda Wong
2012: Jonathon Alego, Devon Friesen, Yunkai Huang & Jonathan Wood
2011: Po-Hsin Tseng & Jonathan Wood
2010: Abu Asihaer & Po-Hsin Tseng

Phillips, Hager and North Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding Masters or Doctoral students who are pursuing a thesis or extended essay in environmental and resource economics. 

2021: Matheson Gillis & Chenyang Xia

Previous Phillips, Hager and North Scholarship winners:

2020: Brennan McLachlan
2019: Katherine Fairley, Jitong Yang, Mengxia Yu & Xiaojing Zhang
2018: Sadia Afroz, Abdoulaye Dabo & Md Abdul Halim
2017: Peiyang Su

Phillips, Hager and North Prize in Research Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics

Awarded to MA or PhD students who have completed the best qualifying research projects. 

2021: Brennan McLachlan

Previous Phillips, Hager and North Prize winners:

2019: Peiyang Su
2018: Jun Duan
2017: Jun Duan & Sheri Liu
2013: Linda Wong
2011: Brett Dolter
2010: Linda Wong

Van Dusen Scholarship

The Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Van Dusen Foundation is available to support outstanding students in Economics. 

2021: Bo Liu, Jon Loeppky & Atefeh Zeinolebadi

Previous Van Dusen Scholarship winners:

2020: Sara Enns, Bo Liu, Milad Oraei
2019: Jacob Hunt, Sharfiyet Iqbal, Nicholas Liang, Bo Liu, Yin Shi, Mengxia Yu & Bingyu Zhang
2017: Dalin Wang
2015: Anshul Dhankher, Joffre Leroux & Alexander Thomson
2014: Jackson De Kock, Omolara Isiolaotan, Yue Lan, Sheri Liu, Omar Saleh, Rebecca Salpeter, Shahab Shafe, Jonathan Wood & Aoqian Xu
2013: Benjamin Cann, Hillary Cheung, Jeffry Cisyk, Jackson De Kock, Kayleigh Donahue, Jun Duan, Omolara Isiolaotan, Yue Lan, Sheri Liu, Husen Ninie, Sinan Ozel, Omar Saleh, Rebecca Salpeter, Shahab Shafe, Deirdre Weymann, Jonathan Wood, Xue Xiao, Aoqian Xu, Ta Chen Yeh & Zuge Zhang
2012: Noha Abdelfattah, Matthew Agbay, Jonathon Algeo, Kyle Burak, Eric Casey, Alisha Chicoine, Ka Ho Chu, Jordan Clapper, Christopher Greer, Ahmed Hoque, Zhixiang Huan, Dan Li, Jianmin Li, Chui Ying Lui, Xia Meng, Abdullah Mosfeq, Chaudhry Naeem, Aathira Santhosh, Shuo Sun & Po-Hsin Tseng
2011: Changhao Guo, Wenyu Liu, Abdullah Mosfeq, Wen Shi, Chao Wang, Meng Wang & Yuan-Ju Wang
2010: Ruixin Chen, Brett Dolter, Dan Li & Alison Watt

Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to academically outstanding women graduate students in the first year of a graduate degree in the Department of Economics. 

2021: Matheson Gillis

Previous Women in Economics Scholarship winners

2020: Alissa Calladine
2019: Katherine Fairley
2018: Lamya Bint-al Islam