Help Lambda Foundation Keep Building an LGBTI Legacy in Education

Welcome to Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada and our new webpage. Lambda is a registered charity that builds research endowments in LGBTI studies in many different fields and now has 10 graduate and undergraduate scholarships at universities across Canada. We also have a high school human rights award in British Columbia. We are preparing to launchContinue reading “Help Lambda Foundation Keep Building an LGBTI Legacy in Education”


This is just a brief note to thank the generous people who have already donated to the Lambda Foundation’s 2015 campaign and a request to the rest of you:  please include Lambda Foundation when you make your (tax-receipted) charitable donations on Giving Tuesday or for the Dec. 31 deadline.  Our priorities this year are donationsContinue reading “#GivingTuesday”

Jack Hallam Human Rights Award Winner

We are pleased to announced that Ellis Hofmann is the latest recipient of the Jack Hallam Human Rights Awardat Gulf Islands Secondary School on Salt Spring Island, BC. Ellis’ award-winning essay describes his experience helping a friend deal with transphobia in ways that benefitted them both.  For more details, see  our west coast news link (below). Congratulations, Ellis!

Honouring the late Jack Hallam

Jack Hallam (1928-2015). Lambda Foundation (LF) extends its sympathies to the family and friends of one of our generous benefactors, Jack Hallam of Salt Spring Island, BC. In 2007, through the Lambda Foundation, Jack established the Jack Hallam Human Rights Awards for grade 12 students at the local Gulf Islands Secondary School.  Each annual award isContinue reading “Honouring the late Jack Hallam”

Madeleine Stanley, UVic Winner, Developing Diverse YA Literature

Madeleine Stanley, the most recent co-winner of the Candis Graham Writing Scholarship at the University of Victoria, is devoted to developing more diverse literature, especially for young people. Madeleine writes: “I’m in my third year in the University of Victoria’s writing department and I’m on a mission to bring diverse writing to the world. TheContinue reading “Madeleine Stanley, UVic Winner, Developing Diverse YA Literature”

LGBTQ Elders in Residential Care Lecture

On ‪Salt Spring Island and wanting to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQ elders in residential care? Join us Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Harbour House Hotel (121 Upper Ganges Rd) at 2pm to hear from Lambda award-winner Dr. Ashley Heaslip on her research in this area. Tea and cookies will be provided. Free admittance, no registrationContinue reading “LGBTQ Elders in Residential Care Lecture”

Congratulations to Anne-Sophie Ruest-Paquette, University of Ottawa

Congratulations to Anne-Sophie Ruest-Paquette from the University of Ottawa, who’s our most recent Lambda winner! Anne-Sophie détient un baccalauréat en spécialisation musique et concentration théâtre ainsi qu’une maîtrise en éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa. Elle complète présentement un doctorat en cotutelle avec la Faculté d’éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa (sous la supervision de Nicholas Ng-A-Fook) et l’ÉcoleContinue reading “Congratulations to Anne-Sophie Ruest-Paquette, University of Ottawa”

Congratulations to Tara Chanady, Université de Montreal

Congratulations to Tara Chanady, a 2nd year PhD student in Communication at Université de Montreal, for winning the Foundation Lambda Bursary! “Under the direction of Professor Julianne Pidduck, my research focuses on how the changing media landscape comes into play in the definition, expression and performance of lesbian identities in Montreal. With the increase ofContinue reading “Congratulations to Tara Chanady, Université de Montreal”

Celebrating the Life of Professor Nicole LaViolette

Professor Nicole LaViolette, whose name graces our award at the University of Ottawa, has left Lambda a generous gift of $9,750, bringing the current total of the endowment to over $31,000. Nicole passed away in May after a very brave and determined struggle with cancer. She accomplished a great deal in the area of internationalContinue reading “Celebrating the Life of Professor Nicole LaViolette”