Congratulations to our Jack Hallam Human Rights Award Winner, Gulf Island Secondary School, 20l6.
The winner of the Grant Halle Lambda Award this year is Christine Gonsalves, a graduate student in Interdisciplinary Human Studies who is doing her PhD dissertation research on comparative death-causing heart problems among women, including lesbians and bisexual women, to find out how much gender identity and sexual orientation have to do with how these conditions are understood by the medical profession and the public.
Congratulations to Tyler Valiquette from the University of Guelph, who's our most recent Lambda winner!
Tyler Valiquette is a MA student in International Development and Political Science at the University of Guelph. Tyler has worked at every level of politics: student, municipal, provincial and federal. He is also the co-founder of the national non-profit, Vote Savvy, which seeks to advocate for, and enrage youth in the world of Canadian Politics.
Lambda Scholarship Foundation Canada, a non-profit LGBTI foundation, is looking for a committed and energetic team player to lead our fundraising efforts. S/he/they will engage in personal outreach to individual, corporate and group donors as well as organize fundraising events. This position would be ideal for a recent graduate with a degree or diploma in marketing, business or communications and some experience in fundraising; a more experienced fundraiser with volunteer time to spare; or a retired person with recent experience in the field.
Congratulations to Marina Rountree-James, a third year medical student at the University of Manitoba, who is working on trans health needs in Winnipeg. Marina is the latest winner of our Les McAfee Award. Before she entered medical school, she worked as a health educator on topics that included body image, sexual and reproductive health, diversity and healthy relationships through community health clinics. She holds a MA in Political Studies (University of Manitoba, 2005) and a BA with double major in Conflict Resolution Studies and Kinesiology (University of Winnipeg, 2000).
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.
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 donations to Lambda Foundation’s “general” and “where most needed” funds, an effective way to help us maintain the research awards we have and create new ones.
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!
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 is valued at $1000 and is given to an outstanding student leader who is active in the fight against homophobia, transphobia and other intersecting forms of discrimination, including racism.