2012-2013 Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability

2012-2013 Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability

Semie SamaSemie Memuna Sama holds a Bachelor of Law from Buea University (Cameroon), a Master of Science from Mid Sweden and Stockholm Universities (Sweden) and has currently enrolled in the Master of Environmental Law program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

Ms. Sama served on the executive councils of the University of Buea Law Society and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences Students Association. She also served on the executive council of the Association of Cameroonians in Östersund (Sweden)—2008. Semie has considerable experience as an environmentalist and a legal researcher. She speaks and writes English, French and Swedish. 

The Scholarship was established as part of a generous donation of a friend (the Donor) of the University of Ottawa to assist the University’s commitment to supporting the goals of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The Academy is an international network of law faculties and environmental law research centers with the common aim to actively engage in teaching and research in environmental law, whether at the local, national, regional or international level. The Secretariat of the Academy is located at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.

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Level of scholarship - Master’s or Doctoral students

The Scholarship will be available for one year to a master’s student or for two one-year periods for a doctoral student pursuing graduate studies at the University of Ottawa (not restricted to Law). The Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Donor’s non-exclusive preference that the Scholarship be used to support students from developing countries and from member institutions of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (for a list of member institutions, please consult the Academy’s website: www.iucnael.org).

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must demonstrate academic excellence and propose a suitable area of study that is generally consistent with the aims and objectives of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

Application procedure

Applications must be sent to the Manager, Faculty Development, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and include:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript.
  2. A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  3. Two (2) typed letters of support from academic sources.
  4. A letter from the applicant addressed to the Selection Committee and detailing the proposed program of study (research paper or thesis).

Application contact
Jason Murray
Manager, Faculty Development
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
57 Louis-Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Application deadline: March 1, 2012