Fellowships & scholarships
The Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy offers a number of fellowship opportunities to enter into its research community. Applications are invited from interested UVic faculty members, scholars from Canada or abroad, graduate students, members of the non-academic community, or scholars with no formal university affiliation, to take part as fellows in the stimulating life of enquiry at our centre.
We provide space and a stimulating environment that is naturally conducive to writing and reflection in the scenic setting next to Mystic Vale on the UVic campus.
For more information on fellowships and scholarships—including past recipients, topics, and the application procedure—select your affiliation:
Lisa Pasolli, Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
Lisa is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Victoria. Her graduate fellowship research project, "From Welfare to Women's Rights: The Politics of Child Care in British Columbia 1901-1988," offers a gender analysis of social policy in BC and examines how community-based forces have influenced our sense of what it meant—and what it means today—to be a working mother. Read more.
Chinosole, Visiting Research Fellow (2011-2012)
Chinsole (her name means "Freedom" in an Angolan language) is a retired Associate Professor Emerita from San Francisco State University. She joins the CCCBE as a visiting research fellow to work on her biography, Homing in Flight (working title). The book recounts eventful moments of Chinosole's life: being adopted in the Bronx, imprisonment in Angola in a room full of accused but not legally charged detainees, the threat of death, her experiences teaching at Zambia's Nkrumah Teachers' College, and her tumultuous career as a black academic activist at SFSU (to name just a few). "I can't over-emphasize how important this experience [with the CCCBE] has been to me. [The centre] provides me a space to do what I like to do—to read, to write, to interact with other scholars and with students." Read more.
Ben Geselbracht, Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
Ben is working towards his masters degree in Child and Youth Care at UVic. The Graduate Student Fellowship that he received from the CCCBE allowed him to further pursue his research on youth contribution to the community. His research paper that he worked on while at the CCCBE, The Inclusion of Youth as Active Contributors in Community-Based Economic Arrangements, identifies effective practices in the operational design of social enterprises devoted to sustainable community development that actively engage youth.