Canadian Studies International Student Travel Prize
The School for the Study of Canada International Student Prize will be awarded annually to an international undergraduate or graduate student with strong academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in the field of Canadian Studies, for travel to a significant heritage site or region of Canada of personal interest. The funds are held as an endowed gift with the intention to support Trent international students to see other parts of Canada or Ontario.
In most years, the prize will have maximum funding of $2000 available, and may be awarded to 1 or 2 students, depending on the scope and merit of the applications received. The purpose of the award is to fund a student's expenses and travel to a Canadian site or cultural event of their choice. In exceptional circumstances, more funds may be made available.
Preference will be given to international students majoring in, or having been enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses offered by the School for the Study of Canada (hereafter referred to as SSC), though any international students at Trent are encouraged to apply.
Students interested in this opportunity should email email@example.com for more information, or submit an application as outlined in the 2021 policy. In most years, applications are due October 31st. If funds remain, applications for travel in Winter or Spring will be accepted until January 31 with decisions being made in early February.
in 2022, undergraduate students Kimberley Newhouse & Eliza Howman Wright travelled to the Yukon
in 2021, graduate student Jinal Somani will be explored the badlands of Alberta.
in 2019, graduate student Samuel Duah was awarded travel funds to do community based research at Abbey Gardens in Haliburton.
In 2018, undergraduate student Chuong Nguyen travelled to Montreal and was able to visit the NFB headquarters, learning about film restoration from their staff.
2017-18 saw graduate student Anhiti Patnaik traveling the east coast of Canada, visiting sites associated with the Anglo-Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s north American lecture tour on the “decorative arts” in 1882, as well as such Canadian landmarks as Pier 21’s Museum of Immigration, Green Gables, and St. John’s Newfoundland.
In 2016-17, the funds enabled undergraduate exchange student Molly Dowrick to explore Canada from Quebec City to Vancouver, and graduate student Moritz Ingerwersen took his research interests of the intersections between landscape, literature and culture north, and explored the Klondike region near Dawson City Yukon.