Conference Diversity Bursary Form

Looking to attend a conference or other professional development opportunity? 

Scope

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016-2021) funding the Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia Conference bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) and African Nova Scotians at Dalhousie University. The goal of the program is to enable students to attend extracurricular programing such as conferences as part of their professional development (does not include courses).

Bursary Eligibility 

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the bursary: 

  1. Self-identify as Indigenous or African Nova Scotian* 
  2. Be attending a relevant conference or professional development activity 
  3. Be a current student registered in Dalhousie University programs in one of the health faculties: 
    • Faculty of Health
    • Faculty of Medicine (including Bachelor of Medical Sciences) 
    • Faculty of Dentistry

Conference Bursary Details

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016-2021) funding the Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia Conference bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) and African Nova Scotians at Dalhousie University. The goal of the program is to enable students to attend extracurricular programing such as conferences as part of their professional development (does not include courses). A limited amount of funds are available and can be used to go towards registrations fees and/or travel fees.

Eligibility

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the bursary:

  1. Self-identify as Indigenous or African Nova Scotian*
  2. Be attending a relevant conference or professional development activity
  3. Be a current student registered in Dalhousie University programs in one of the health faculties:
    • Faculty of Health
    • Faculty of Medicine (including Bachelor of Medical Sciences)
    • Faculty of Dentistry

*For the purposes of this bursary the following definitions apply:

Indigenous Atlantic Canadians – (tiered system of priority shall be used to assess applications)

Priority will be given as follows:

  1. First Nations Communities from the Atlantic Provinces
    • Mi’kmaq - individuals who are Mi’kmaq and were born and/or raised in Mi’kmaqi with a substantial connection to a Mi’kmaw community in Mi’kmaqi
    • Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) - individuals who are Maliseet and were born and/or raised in the Maliseet territory in New Brunswick with a substantial connection to a Maliseet community
  2. Métis/ Innu/ Inuit from Atlantic Provinces
    • Students who identify as Métis, Innu, Inuit originating from the Atlantic Provinces.
  3. Indigenous Students (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) born and raised outside of Atlantic Provinces.

African Nova Scotian – (tiered system of priority shall be used to assess applications. Priority will be given as follows:

  1. African Nova Scotians – born and/or raised in Nova Scotia with a substantial connection to the historically Black community*;
  2. African Nova Scotians/Canadians – born and/or raised in Nova Scotia without connection to the historical Black community*;
  3. African Canadians – born and/or raised outside of Nova Scotia.

*Historically Black communities are understood to be those whose ancestral origins are connected to Black

Loyalists and Black Refugee populations of the 1700s, the Maroons, and Caribbean migrant population.

Application Schedule

There will be opportunities to apply for bursaries throughout the year.

  Time Frame Deadline Team Review Date Announce to Students
Round 1 Sept 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Feb 14, 2020
Round 2 Feb 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 8, 2020 June 12, 2020
Round 3 June 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Sept 11, 2020 Sept 18, 2020

Students must complete application form with a detailed description of conference agenda, the learning objectives and how attendance will aid in their education or career goals.

Students who receive a bursary will be responsible to submit a thank you letter to the donor (Johnson Scholarship Foundation) through the Manager, Indigenous Health Program, within 30 days following the conference. Students may be requested to contribute communication pieces (e.g. blog post, news article).

For more information please contact:

Joe MacEachern

Program Manager, Indigenous Health Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University Global Health Office
5849 University Avenue, C-241
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Office: 902-494-7700
Email:  joe.maceachern@dal.ca

Sarah Upshaw

Program Manager, Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) Global Health Office
5849 University Avenue, C-241
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Office: 902-494-7831
Email:  sarah.upshaw@dal.ca

   

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Contact Information

 
 
 
 
 

 

Self-Identification

Dalhousie University is committed to encouraging diversity and to providing services that meet the needs of the University's diverse student population. Completion of the section on self-identification is mandatory and will be used for the purposes of this bursary only.

 
 I am African Nova Scotian (born and/or raised in Nova Scotia with a substantial connection to the historically Black community)
 I am African Nova Scotian (born and/or raised in Nova Scotia without connection to the historical Black community)
 I am African Canadian (born and/or raised outside of Nova Scotia)
 I am Mi’kmaq / First Nation (Nova Scotia)
 I am Mi’kmaq / First Nation (NB/PEI)
 I am Maliseet / First Nation (NB)
 I am Indigenous / Metis (Atlantic Provinces)
 I am Indigenous / Innu or Inuit (Atlantic Provinces)
 I am Indigenous / First Nation (Other)
 I am Indigenous / Metis (Other)
 
 
 Faculty of Medicine
 Faculty of Dentistry
 Faculty of Health
 
 
 Yes
 No

 

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