Canadian Forest Owners

Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship

On September 17, 2021 forest dependent communities from coast to coast lost a true champion of Canada’s forests with the passing of Christopher (Chris) Lee, Registered Professional Forester (RPF). For more than four decades, Chris was a tireless advocate for Canada’s forest sector, working on resolving complex forest policy files for the federal government as well as executing leadership roles at the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board and at the Canadian Institute of Forestry. He is remembered as a dedicated forester who fully appreciated how Canada’s great, renewable resource is ultimately dependent on good policy and precise advocacy. Canadian Forest Owners (CFO) exists today because of Chris’s vision and his belief that we are stronger together.

HONOURING A CHAMPION

Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship

 
Christopher Lee
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

To honour the memory and legacy of Christopher Lee and to celebrate his innumerable contributions to the advancement of social and economic development in communities across Canada, CFO has established the Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a post-secondary student enrolled in a forestry-related discipline at a Canadian university, college or technical school. All applications will be considered, but preference will be given to students who excel in their field with a special interest in forest policy, advocacy and research as it relates to private forest lands in Canada.

EACH APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE

  • Proof of registration in a Canadian forestry-related program
  • A cover letter explaining the reason for applying for this award
  • A curriculum vitae including contact information
  • A reference letter from an academic supervisor or professor in support of the recipient’s achievements

Evaluation will be based on academic performance with consideration given especially to those working in the field of policy and advocacy, who demonstrate a commitment and passion for the forest sector.

Scholarship recipients must agree to have their names and a description of their field of study included in promotional materials.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30TH OF EACH YEAR.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF RECIPIENT
To submit an application, applicants must email their documents to: cleescholarship@forestowners.ca

A committee composed of representatives of CFO will select the recipient.

The name of the recipient will be announced by August 31st of each year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or international students and be registered full-time in a forestry-related program at a Canadian university, college or technical school.

ABOUT CFO

Canadian Forest Owners (CFO) represents 450,000 forest landowners, large and small, who are committed to long-term sustainable forest management for a healthy climate and thriving communities. Our members include small and medium-sized businesses, large companies, pension funds, community forests, families, First Nations and female-led businesses from coast to coast. We are your neighbours, supplying fresh drinking water, important fish, wildlife and plant habitats, forest products and other social and environmental services that support local businesses and our communities.

CFO strives to balance the public interest and private property rights within a policy and incentive framework that fosters responsible stewardship. 

To learn more about this scholarship and other scholarships we offer, please visit www.forestowners.ca

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