The Diane Minshall UBC Memorial Award

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC)

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Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Grant amount: Up to C $500

Fields of work: Animal Welfare - General

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty, Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada

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As a testimonial to Diane’s dedicated service to animals and science, a memorial award has been established by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC).

Diane Minshall was a dedicated, creative and gifted technician and manager who worked with research animals at the St. Paul’s Hospital Site of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She spent countless hours examining animal care technicians from across Canada who were working to achieve higher levels of competency.

Diane’s commitment to the humane care and welfare of the animals under her care was an inspiration to those who worked with her. She was a mentor and teacher of many and designed a state of the art animal research facility. Diane had a national reputation in Canada as someone who combined abundant compassion with good science in her approach to the animals we share our work and our lives with.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Award is open to anyone within University of British Columbia and affiliated research institutions involved in the care and study of research animals.
  • The award is to be used specifically for the support of travel and registration for a meeting, conference, workshop or training opportunity expressly pertaining to the welfare and improvement of conditions for research and laboratory animals.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to re-apply in the next calendar year.

This page was last reviewed June 10, 2020 and last updated June 10, 2020