Scholarships available for graduate studies in human rights and multiculturalism


hr_educationFundEvery year, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Student Aid Alberta, offers two important scholarships. The deadline to apply, February 1, is fast approaching.

The Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism is worth $10,000 at the master’s level and $15,000 at the doctoral level. The awards are available to graduate students in any faculty as long as they are pursuing studies that explore and support human rights, cultural diversity or multicultural questions in Canada. These studies help move Alberta forward by promoting informed thinking and building capacity to undertake human rights or multicultural work.

ahrccLogoHere’s a look at last year’s winners. Krista McFadyen, the recipient of the $15,000 award in 2016, is examining how the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can contribute to society and politics. Ultimately, her study will better enable community organizations to engage diverse audiences on human rights matters and positive race-relations.

Mateo Huezo, who won the $10,000 award last year (also known as the Pardeep Singh Gundara Memorial Award), is studying how transgender communities are supporting transgender people. The internet and other mediums will be used to make the findings available and accessible.

For more information about the awards, visit the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s website at https://www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca/education/awards/Pages/alberta_award.aspx

The application can be downloaded from the Student Aid Alberta website at http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=246.

If you require further information, please contact the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096.

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