Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies
Promoting multidisciplinary academic and cultural interest in the Nordic countries
Who We Are
The Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies (CINS) was established at the University of Alberta in 1987 to promote multidisciplinary academic and cultural links among the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Faeroe Islands and Greenland, and the University of Alberta and other Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions.
CINS invites undergraduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a travel bursary to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in a Nordic country.
CINS invites graduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a scholarship to pursue graduate research or other study within a Master’s program at a Nordic or Canadian post-secondary institution.
CINS invites graduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a scholarship to pursue graduate research or other study within a PhD program at a Nordic or Canadian post-secondary institution.
Cins Scholarship Spotlight: Learning Swedish
Prior to the pandemic, University of British Columbia student Olena Poburko received a CINS undergraduate scholarship to a Swedish language institute summer course in Axvall Sweden. After several years of postponements, she was finally able to make her trip and recently sent us an update on her experience: I fell in love with Sweden […][...]
E-Panel Discussion – “Russia’s War in Ukraine: View from Finland and Sweden”
The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is hosting an e-panel talk on Russia’s War in Ukraine, the view from Finland and Sweden. Speakers will include: Vladimir Gel’man, Professor of Russian Politics at the University of Helsinki Arkady Moshes, Program Director for the EU Eastern Neighborhood and Russia […][...]
CINS Scholarship Spotlight: The wide-ranging world of Icelandic Literature
Julian Mendoza is a recent recipient of the CINS Master’s Scholarship. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Manitoba, where he studied English and Icelandic studies, he decided to pursue his MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland. According to Julian, he chose Iceland because “of the country’s special position when […][...]