Borealis Training Awards

The Borealis Council at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is inviting applications from York University upper undergraduate and graduate students involved in northern fieldwork. Each year, up to ten spots in an Emergency First Aid and the Wilderness First Aid course will be awarded to students requiring mandatory first aid training prior to conducting fieldwork in the North.

In 2022, the Borealis Emergency First Aid and Wilderness First Aid course will be held on May 14 and May 15 (campus location to be announced).

Eligible students are full-time graduate or upper-level undergraduate students at York University. Preference will be given to graduate students of Borealis Council faculty members.

In order to apply, students must submit the following to by Tuesday 19 April 2022:

  1. Summary of their research project and need (150 words max)
  2. Details of planned fieldwork (dates, location, summary of fieldwork activities – 100 words max, and whether Wilderness First Aid is mandatory)
  3. Benefits of a Wilderness First Aid course for their research (100 words max)
  4. Support statement from the supervisor

Selection will be made within 30 days based on the following criteria: research training needs, remoteness of fieldwork, amount of time spent in the field, and financial needs.