Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Canada 150+

Win $2,700!

Williams Lake Campus Canada 150+ Student Award

TRU Williams Lake students are invited to apply for a $2,700 award to fund experiential learning relating to the following question:

What does being Canadian mean to me/us and my/our community?

“Community” can mean many different things — geographical (e.g., Williams Lake, Nemiah Valley), ethnic/cultural (e.g., Secwepemc people, Indo-Canadian people), professional (e.g., nurses, electricians), a common interest or life circumstance (e.g., immigrant, rural, LGTBQ), or any combination of these.

Proposed experiences might include travel, field research, volunteer work and social activism.

Some examples:

  • Air travel (round-trip flights, accommodations, experience and expenses) to a location — e.g., Parliament Hill, the Royal BC Museum, Haida Gwaii, residential schools or Japanese internment camps.
  • A road trip to experience the geography and culture of a region.
  • A voluntary, creative or research experience related to Canada — its history, future, peoples and cultures, achievements, urban or rural environments, geography, challenges, opportunities, etc.
Email submissions to msvendsen@tru.ca by midnight Oct. 23, 2017.
  • Students may apply as individuals or in groups of up to four.
  • All applicants in a group must be current students at TRU Williams Lake.
  • Submissions must include a 600- to 1,000-word description (or equivalent multimedia file) about the actvity or project plus a rough outline of a proposed budget.
  • The deadline for submissions is Oct. 23, 2017.
  • The winning submission will be selected by a committee of faculty and announced Oct. 31, 2017.
  • At least one participant from the winning group must be prepared to travel to Kamloops in November for a workshop on digital story-telling, and again in March to make a public multimedia presentation about the group’s experience.