Latest news from the Foundation


Who will be our next scholars?

The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 doctoral scholarship competition in the humanities and social sciences. Our scholars are outstanding Canadian or foreign students who are interested in growing in a multidisciplinary learning environment and in addressing important questions for Canada and the world. Check the eligibility criteria online+

Extension of the 2017 mentorship competition

The deadline to nominate a candidate to the mentorship program has been extended to 16 September 2016. +

The fellowship competition is now open

Nominators may submit applications for the 2017 fellowship program until 2 December 2016. +

Recent events

Ontario universities taking action against sexual violence

Bailey Gerrits, 2015 scholar, drew on Foundation support to co-organize this conference for Ontario universities. + 

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Raising awareness about drug overdoses

Pauline Voon, 2016 scholar, Vancouver Sun and Time Colonist. + 

A lab to fight food waste

Tammara Soma, 2014 scholar, Huffington Post. + 

India's grand gamble with China

Cleo Paskal, 2015 visiting fellow, Forbes. + 
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The largest gift in the Foundation's history

The McCall MacBain Foundation made an extraordinary donation to the Foundation: a $1 million gift and up to $2 million in a dollar-for-dollar Match Challenge. + 

A $200,000 gift to explore Canada-China relations

The Foundation received a major donation this summer from Bin Zhang and Nui Gensheng, two Chinese businessmen. +

From homeless person to Trudeau scholar: A story of resilience

Jesse Thistle, a Métis-Cree 2016 scholar, is drawing heavily on his doctoral research from the atypical path he describes in The Star and at CBC News. +

Lisa Kelly joins Queen's University law faculty

2010 scholar Lisa Kelly has joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as a professor. She will teach criminal law and evidence. +

Danielle Peers back at the University of Alberta

In 2015, former paralympic athlete and 2011 scholar, Danielle Peers received her doctorate in physical education and recreation from the University of Alberta. This summer, she returned to her alma mater as an assistant professor in the field of adapted physical activity. +

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Mark your calendars!

> 2016 fellows announcement
20 September 2016 | Montréal, Quebec and online

> Cindy Blackstock: Is incremental equality for First Nations Children compatible with reconciliation?
27 September 2016 | Ottawa, Ontario

> Building community: Ideas for the future of citizenship and belonging
16-17 November 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

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