An endowment is being started in honour of the Alberta couple killed by a grizzly bear in September.

On September 29, Dr. Douglas Inglis, Jenny Gusse, and their dog were attacked and killed by a grizzly bear while camping in Banff National Park.

Among those who mourned the tragic deaths were the faculty of the University of Lethbridge.

Inglis was an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology, and both he and Gusse worked at Agriculture Canada's Research Centre.

Tributes were posted in the week following the couple's deaths by the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association and Dr. Wade Abbott.

Inglis' family has started a GoFundMe page for an endowment fund through the university, in hopes that the fund will be awarded to two students a year in Douglas and Jenny's names.

"Jenny and Doug are described as a formidable scientific team who leave a lasting legacy, not only in research but also in the training of new scientists," reads the GoFundMe page.

The page's creator, Colleen Inglis, states that the fundraising goal is at least $25,000 each for Doug and Jenny.

According to the University of Lethbridge, "This amount will generate enough interest to sustain a $1,000 student award, essentially forever."

Colleen is hoping to see upwards of $250,000 raised in order to increase the endowment's annual student award.

Over $18,000 has been raised so far.

The page can be seen here.

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