A competition is held each year to select the Esri Young Scholar for Canada. Any student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university who has completed a project or research using Esri technology is eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed by a panel comprising academic and business members. Judging criteria include content as well as design and presentation.

Congratulations to Canada’s 2023 Esri Young Scholar

Kailey Nichols

BSc. (Honors) Environmental Science, Minor Geography, Saint Mary’s University.

ArcGIS and Coastal Restoration: Assessing the spatiotemporal patterns of vegetation colonization in a restored salt marsh in the Bay of Fundy, Canada

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Second Place

Gonzalo Martínez Santos

BASc in Engineering Science (Machine Intelligence Engineering), University of Toronto.

A Generative Design Tool for Designing Complete Communities

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Third Place

Hawjin Falahatkar

MSc Geography, University of Calgary.

Computational Urban Design to Create a Gender-Inclusive Campus

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2023 Competition

Esri Canada is pleased to announce the 2023 Esri Young Scholars Award program. The award consists of a bursary that is available to any student currently enrolled at a Canadian university or college, subject to certain terms and conditions.


Friday, March 31, 2023, 5 p.m. EDT


Submission requirements

Consult the announcement and FAQs for more details. See also the Guidelines for Poster Submission and the Guidelines for Summary Report for tips on creating your poster and story map.

Submission process

Applications are to be submitted through the ArcGIS Survey123 form linked below. The form will be available from February 1 to March 31, 2023. Please ensure you have all the required documents and that your story map is public before completing the form.

The 2023 competition is closed.

All applicants must consent to Esri Canada’s use of their poster and story map and to their name being published in any media promoting the Esri Young Scholars Award and the results of the competition in Canada but may add comments or limitations regarding the consent to use in the application form. The applicant retains intellectual property rights to their work.


Submissions will be evaluated based on: