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.
Canadian Irish Studies Foundation
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
|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|
|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