program area

Environment & Sustainability

award type

Active students (In-course)

The Brian Grant Award has been established by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) and many stewardship agencies (the funders) to advance product stewardship/extend producer responsibility and solid waste management in British Columbia.

This annual award was named after Brian Grant, a life-time employee of the BC Ministry of Environment who went missing while kayaking around Brooks Peninsula off the west coast of Vancouver Island in 2006. Brian worked with local governments and industry and was instrumental in introducing and advancing solid waste management planning and extended producer responsibility in British Columbia. Through the work of Brian and others, BC is now recognized as a leader in product stewardship in North America.

The award has been created to support students who are preparing themselves for work in the field of solid waste planning and management. It is meant to develop knowledgeable and creative product stewardship and solid waste management professionals for the future.


  • enrolled in a school of environment and sustainability program
  • enrolled in the final year of study
  • plans to work in the fields of solid waste management or sustainability
  • GPA in the current program may be used to break a tie

How to apply

  • this In-Course Award is open to students who are active in their program on the deadline date
  • pending the availability of funding, the competition aims to run annually from September 1st to November 1st (closes 11:59pm RRU time)
  • applications are submitted online through MyAdmin. A full list of awards in competition will be viewable upon login
  • address eligibility criteria for all awards in that competition in one one-page essay with your name in top margin