Granted Scholarships & Funding

2018 – 2019

  • AASSC
    • $3000 for student participation in the 2017 conference
    • $1500 for the keynote speaker, Karla Jessen Williamson, Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Graduate scholarships
    • Ph.D. level: Katelin Parsons (MA, Translation Studies, University of Iceland): for pursuing a Ph.D. in Icelandic Literature (University of Iceland).
    • M.Sc. level: Kristen Keegan (BFA, University of Alberta): for pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the University of Bergen, Faculty of Art, Music & Design, during 2017-2019.
  • Undergraduate bursaries
    • Sabrina Frenette (University of Alberta, Augustana Campus: 3rd-year student in a BA in Modern Languages, specializing in French and Norwegian), for studies in the Oslo International Summer School
    • Cybil Chea (University of British Columbia: 3rd-year student in a BA in English Literature, and a minor in Scandinavian Studies), for studies at Lund University.

2017 – 2018

  • AASSC
    • $3000 for student participation in the 2017 conference
    • $1500 for the keynote speaker, Professor Tom DuBois of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Graduate scholarships
    • Ph.D. level: Cate Little (Ph.D. candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Acadia University): Pheromone and chemical ecology research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp, Sweden.
    • M.Sc. level: Alex Coley (Bachelor of Science with Distinction: Combined Honours in Environment, Society and Sustainability, and Biology, Dalhousie): Blekinge Institute of Technology’s Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) in Karlskrona, Sweden.
  • Undergraduate bursaries 
    • Signy Baragar (University of Manitoba: Environmental Sciences, minor: Icelandic; 2nd year): University of Iceland/Winter 2018.
    • Signey Dzydz (University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business: 3rd year): Bifröst University (Iceland).
    • Matthieu Martin (University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, Modern Languages: German/Scandinavian Studies): University College of Southeast Norway/Nordic Skiing and outdoor Life Program.

2016 – 2017

  • AASSC
    • $3000 for student participation in the 2017 conference
    • $1500 for the keynote speaker, Dr. Ástráður Eysteinsson, Professor of Comparative Literature at The University of Iceland.
  • Graduate scholarships
    • M.Sc. level: B.Sc. Andrea Morgan (University of Calgary, Geology): MSc program in Sustainable Energy Science, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavík University, Iceland.
    • Ph.D. level: Kyra St. Pierre (Ph.D. candidate, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta): Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Center for Permafrost, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Undergraduate bursaries 
    • Jessica Jun (University of British Columbia: B.Sc. candidate in Integrated Sciences, 3 rd year), for studying for one semester at Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden, in January-June 2017.
    • Sarah Rintoul (University of Alberta: B.Sc. candidate in Kinesiology, 4th year), for studying for one semester in the Outdoor Studies – Friluftsliv program at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Oslo, Norway, in August-December 2016.
    • Bryce Wittrock (Medicine Hat College: BA candidate in Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages & Literature, 2 nd year), for participating in an international summer course on Icelandic and Culture at the Árni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, in co-operation with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Iceland, in July 2016.

In addition, CINS annually provides some funds for the Scandinavian Studies Association speaker’s night