Established in partnership with the University of Alberta in 2001, this scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue advanced study in structural engineering. It is awarded annually to a student entering the first year of a graduate program.

The scholarship is for $5,000, payable at the end of the first successful term of enrollment.

The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week internship with the DIALOG Edmonton structural engineering team.


About Gordon F. Anderson

Gord began his career in structural engineering after earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1962. He joined DIALOG (then Cohos Evamy) in the 90s, applying his creativity and design excellence to the conceptual and detailed structural design of public and commercial buildings, including landmark projects such as the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, and a remarkable five buildings for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering.

In addition to his role on projects, Gord was a beloved mentor to the structural engineering team, helping to groom and provide guidance to those following in his footsteps. Gord retired in 2016.

Who’s eligible

Full-time students enrolled in the first year of the University of Alberta's MEng, MASc, or PhD program who:

  • Have an outstanding overall academic record
  • Demonstrate potential as a researcher
  • Have excellent communication skills
How to apply

Complete the Apply Now form below and attach the following:

  1. A letter that describes your qualifications and career plans
  2. A current academic transcript
  3. Your curriculum vitae
Application deadline

Applications will be accepted annually between September 1 and November 15. Letters of notification will be sent to all applicants in December.

How the recipient is selected

Senior members of the DIALOG structural engineering team will review the applications and rate them using the following criteria to determine the recipient.

  • Interest in the structural engineering field, especially building or bridge engineering
  • Demonstrated potential as a researcher
  • Overall academic record
  • Communication skills
  • Community involvement
Ready to start your journey?

Submit your resume along with samples that shows your best work relevant to the role. Click below to submit your application directly to JStankevicius@dialogdesign.ca

Apply Now