I have stepped down from the presidency of Lambda Foundation, a position I have held since 2011. It is time to pass the torch. I am delighted to tell you that Patrizia Gentile of Carleton University is our new president.
TWO EXCITING PIECES OF LAMBDA NEWS!
1) The deadline for our new Lambda Tuition Award in STEM Studies has been extended for a week! The recipient of this new, generous award will be an exemplary and out LGBT student going into their first year of undergraduate in a STEM field at the University of Alberta. The new deadline is August 15th - so don't delay!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and for the application form. And PLEASE DO forward this along to your network!
Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada is getting ready to present a $2500 annual tuition award to an openly LGBT person eligible to enter their first year of undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at the University of Alberta for four years of study, starting September 2018.
The two generous donors of this award, who wish to remain anonymous, have specified these areas of study and the university and specifically want to offer the award to an out LGBT person, however they-self identify, who has contributed to the LGBTQ+ community.
Thanks to everyone's help and supporting during Swirl & Twirl - importantly, our Board members Cameron and Barb, RBC, and the Swirl & Twirl planning committee (with Glenn Crawford as Chair) - Lambda has received a whopping $2,870 in funds raised!
Wow! That's a huge amount! And it will help us with all the awards we have helped establish, including new ones at the Université de Montréal and our new STEM Award at the University of Alberta!
Lambda would like to extend its heartful gratitude and an enormous THANK YOU to all the sponsors, attendees, organizatoins, and friends who helped make Swirl & Twirl 2018 a monumental success and a fabulous evening! This includes:
Shayne graduated from medical school in May of 2017 and is presently enrolled in the Post-Graduate Medical Education Program at the University of Manitoba, in the Rural Family Medicine Stream. The research project for which he received this award was not a part of his formal studies, but instead developed after a variety of concerns were raised to me by members of the LGBTQ+ Mentorship Group (which he co-founded and co-leads).
We are excited to announce a NEW LAMBDA AWARD at Université de Montréal !!
This one is the Lambda Prize for Excellence in Writing, in French about about LGBTQ+ subjects, for graduate students in the Department of Literature - for a value of $3,000.
The deadline for this year is MAY 15th - so it is quickly approaching!!
Un gros merci à Guy Tiphane (Université de Montréal 1976 & 1978) pour sa générosité avec ce prix, et au Département da la Littérature pour le soutenir.
We are SO EXCITED to announce that we have been named as one of the beneficiaries for this year's Swirl & Twirl event! It's an annual fundraiser for LGBTQ+ organizations, taking place this year on May 24th in Ottawa. More info can be found on the Facebook event.
Tickets are on sale now, both online and in person.
We at Lambda are excited to announce the two newest members of our Board: Patrizia Gentile & Cameron George Aitken!
Patrizia is is an associate professor of human rights and sexuality studies at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University.
Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada Annual Report 2017