Canadian Dam Association offers post-graduate scholarship

The Canadian Dam Association is offering a $5,000 scholarship in memory of dam safety professional Gary Salmon to Canada post-graduate students focusing on dam safety or the management of dams.

Salmon, who died in October 2007, served 32 years at BC Hydro, where he retired as director of dam safety. Following retirement from the province-owned utility, he worked as an international consultant on dam safety.

Candidates must be full-time post-graduate students attending a Canada university or college.

Applicants must submit a 500-word synopsis of their proposed research project and how it would improve current practice. Other requirements include: official course transcripts at the undergraduate and graduate level; a statement from the program chairman or director endorsing the application; and two letters of references, sent directly by the writers to the chairman of the Scholarship Selection Panel.

Application packages are due by April 30 to the chairman of the Scholarship Selection Panel, E-mail: awards@cda.ca; or to Canadian Dam Association, P.O. Box 4490, South Edmonton Station, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4T7.

Applicants will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Committee in June, CDA said. For information, see the association’s Internet site, www.cda.ca.

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