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Dian Marino Award

Dian Marino Award

Value: $1,280
Deadline: February 7
Number of Awards: Up to 2


The dian marino Award was established in memory of dian, a visual artist, activist, educator and storyteller extraordinaire, who taught in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She lived courageously with cancer and died in 1993. This fund supports students who creatively use multi-media tools of inquiry and modes of communication to critically explore environmental issues. This award gives preference to students who are committed to environmental and social justice.


  • This award is available to all students (BES, MES, PhD) in the Faculty of Environmental Studies who critically disrupt and playfully reframe the traditional boundaries of environmental teaching and learning. Given that dian was passionately committed to equity and diversity, the Faculty strongly encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply.


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • Be an Ontario resident.

  • Have a good academic record.

  • Demonstrate financial need on a bursary application.

Selection Process

  • Selection will be made by the Award Committee.


  • -Submit a detailed budget outlining how the award money will be used.
    -For MES students: The paper/thesis/project supervisor to complete the reference assessment form Reference Assessment Form
    -For BES students: A Faculty member to complete the reference assessment form Reference Assessment Form
    -Submit a brief description of the project and the form/medium of the project the award will fund.
    -Describe how the project reflects the purpose of this award.
    -Bursary Form

Additional Information

BES students may find the language in the application and/or reference form relates to MES students. We are in fact using the same materials for both groups of students--fill in as much as is appropriate for undergraduate students.


Submit your application package electronically to fesaward@yorku.ca and an OSAS staff member will receive and process your application, or submit it to York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Office of Student and Academic Services, 137 HNES Bldg. by the Feb. 7 deadline.