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Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA)
Eligible students include all full-time 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students (normally registered in 12 or more units of study in the Winter Session) in excellent academic standing (normally this is a minimum GPA requirement of 7.0). Award recipients will undertake a research investigation in dialogue with, and under the mentorship of, a faculty supervisor. The Department of History is eligible for 3 student nominations per year. Each successful student receives $1,500 credited directly in their UVic account.
All applicants must have a potential supervisor. For honours students - your honours thesis counts as the piece of research you are required to do.
Application form is attached. Deadline for application is May 30, 2014.
Maureen Dobbin Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 is awarded to the student in a Majors or Honours program in History who best combines academic excellence with contributions to the University and/or the community. The deadline for letters of application* is May 30, 2014.
Sir Winston Churchill Scholarship
This award is supported by the generosity of the Churchill Foundation Vancouver Island (CFVI). The Foundation aims to stimulate an appreciation of history and national and international affairs and to perpetuate the memory of the Right Honorable Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. To this end it has established a scholarship which is to be awarded annually to a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student majoring in History who best exemplifies the character and qualities of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, with emphasis on leadership, courage, innovation, determination and magnanimity. The amount of this award varies, but it is usually around $900. The deadline for letters of application* is May 30, 2014.
Allan and Elizabeth McKinnon Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to a senior student of high academic standing engaged in a Major or Honours program in Canadian history who would find it difficult to resume studies without financial aid. The amount of this award varies, but it is usually around $1800. The deadline for letters of application* is May 30, 2014. For this award you must also fill out the In-Course Scholarship Application available through your UVic MyPage.
All award applications should be addressed to Dr. Lynne Marks, Chair, Department of History and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Letters of application should include a CV noting student achievements at UVic and in the community, as well as a cover letter summarizing the qualities that make you a good candidate for the scholarship.
Café historique: a gathering of interesting people in a convivial café setting, to hear and discuss new ideas about how the past has shaped our present and future, to drink, to eat, to converse, meet and make friends, and have an evening to remember.
The theme: in almost every decade there is a day or two that changes everything. Because of the events of these days, the world will never be the same. Each month in this series of café historique, a different UVic historian will introduce one such day in their area of expertise, the events that led up to it, and the how the events that followed transformed history and ultimately our world today. And then we open the floor for discussion and conversation….
Tuesday April 1, 2014
7:00 pmHermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
Dr. Jason Colby will present on:
September 11, 2001: 9/11
On September 11, 2001 - or 9/11 as it is popularly known - 19 men shook the world in two hours when they hijacked commercial airlines and crashed them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre. This lecture analyses the causes and consequences of the September 11 attacks, critically examining the idea that "Islam" and the "West" are in conflict.
Tickets are free but must be presented at the door by 6:40 on the day of the Cafe or they will be released.
Tickets can be reserved at:
We suggest you come earlier to get a good seat. Full food and beverage service is available.
At least 10 tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at 5:30. Others may be available at 6:40 if ticket holders have not yet presented their tickets.
More information: www.cafehistorique.ca
As one of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of Victoria is home to a wealth of world-class expertise across a broad range of disciplines. More than 800 faculty researchers are at the forefront of discovery—on everything from aging to music to zoology—and are working with community, government and business partners to turn that new knowledge into action.
Who are these researchers? What do they study? And how is their work relevant to our lives? Find out in the newly launched “Faces of UVic Research” video series, in which individual researchers give a short and succinct “elevator pitch” on their work—in everyday language—that quickly gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.