2021 Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarships for Wood Related Research

The Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarship is presented to graduate students, enrolled in a Canadian University, who demonstrate excellence in their studies of structural wood or wood design. The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) invites submissions from graduate students in engineering, architecture, wood science and forestry. The projects submitted must demonstrate the direct benefit of structural products manufactured by the Canadian wood products industry.


CWC will be granting two scholarships to graduate students whose wood research transcends the same level of passion that Catherine Lalonde championed relentlessly for the wood/wood products industry as a professional engineer and president of the CWC.


Catherine, a professional engineer, was a passionate representative of our industry who relentlessly championed the use of wood in residential and commercial construction. She was president of the CWC from 2000 to 2003, when sadly she lost her battle with cancer. This award was created to honour Catherine’s memory and to perpetuate the legacy she left to the Canadian wood products industry through her 10 years of work at CWC. 


Scholarship value  

Two scholarships each valued at $2,500.


Who can apply Students enrolled in an engineering, architecture, forestry, or wood science graduate program that contributes to the advancement of wood products in construction.
Application Process Submit by e-mail to Ioana Lazea ([email protected]):

  • One cover letter. Please indicate in the cover letter your current academic enrolment (i.e. first year in the Master program, first year in the PhD program)


  • Official transcript of marks (graduate and/or undergraduate if in first year of graduate studies).
  • Master Program- Undergraduate and Master official transcript of marks 
  • Doctorate Program – Master official transcript of marks 


  • Two pages description of the relevant project and two pages of relevant drawing, photos if applicable.


  • Two reference letters
Submission Deadline  

November 1, 2021


Scholarship Awarding  

Selected scholarship recipients will be invited to attend a WOOD WORKS! event (TBD) to receive the scholarship.



For additional information, please contact Ioana Lazea at [email protected] or 613-747-5544 ext. 227