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Canadian Irish Studies Foundation


The Canadian Irish Studies Foundation was created to finance the study and teaching of Irish and Irish Canadian history and culture at Concordia University in Montreal. With the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and associations across Canada, as well as significant contributions from the governments of Canada, Quebec and Ireland, the Foundation has created an endowment fund that is used to provide joint financing, with Concordia University, of Canadian Irish Studies. The university has created a Centre which, now re-classified as the School of Canadian Irish Studies, is an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia and co-ordinates all aspects of the development of Canadian Irish Studies. 


Carine Brunet, undergraduate Irish Studies student, honoured at Dean's Awards Evening

Carine Brunet, undergraduate student in the Major in Canadian Irish Studies, was one of the students honoured at the Dean's Awards Evening on October 15, 2014. Carine achieved the top 1% grade point average among all the Arts and Science students in the 2013/14 academic year.


Help us raise $600,000

The annual fund-raising campaign of the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation helps to finance scholarships for outstanding students. Each $20,000 received will generate an annual scholarship of $1,000. Already, three such scholarships - the City of Montreal Irish Studies Scholarship, the Geraldine O'Loghlin Stanford Irish Studies Scholarship and the J. Armand Bombardier Irish Studies Scholarship - have been established. Proceeds from the campaign will be used to purchase library resources, sponsor outreach programs and finance the expansion of course offerings.

At the present time, the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation is conducting a capital campaign to raise $600,000 to support the appointment of two professors in the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia. Over $100,000 has been raised so far. The foundation has committed $200,000 annually to the university over the next three years, as part of its agreement to finance the initial appointment of two professors. CISF Chair Brian Gallery asks that all those who have been so generous in the past to consider supporting the Foundation again. In doing so, donors will be ensuring the future viability of the School and its mission.

Graduate Scholarship Winners 2014 - 2015

Georgine Althouse St. Patrick's Society $5,000.00
Jessica Poulin Irene Mulroney $5,000.00
Michael Rast Fr. Thomas Daniel McEntee $3,500.00
Antoine Malette United Irish Societies/City of Montreal $2,000.00


Undergraduate Scholarship Winners 2014 - 2015

Winner Scholarship    Amount
Carine Brunet Patrick Murray $2,000
Jordana Starkman Fr. Shaun Gerard McCarthy Govenlock $1,500
Helene Jane Groarke Matthew Hamilton Gault $1,500
Carla Plowright Irish Protestant Benevolent Society $1,300
Gabriel Gilker       Moira Ann Snow $1,000
Robin Brodrick Geraldine O'Loghlin Stanford $1,000
Olivia Falduto J. Armand Bombardier $1,000
Timothy Weynerowski McGee/Hincks/Travers $1,000
Gavin Bennett McKenty $1,000
Clara Cariou Stephen Dowd $1,000
Melissa Lalonde Arthur Meighen $700
Shaney Hermann             Patrick Vallely $700
Lucas Lawton Timothy Edward McIninch $500
Kayla Gasperec Gerard Keyes $500
Amelia McFall-Keeffe Sean Treacy $500

The Canadian Irish Studies Foundation welcomes your tax-deductible contributions, no matter how modest, to help achieve these goals. Your support will help to teach students and the general public about the culture of Ireland and the rich history of the Irish in Canada. Please send your donation to: 

The Canadian Irish Studies Foundation
1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room H-1001
Montréal (Québec) Canada  H3G 1M8

Questions? You can also reach us in the ways below:

Telephone: (514) 848-2424, ext. 8711
Fax: (+1) 514 848-2866

Download the latest issue of Fundamentalsnewsletter of the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation.

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