MACL Awards

Travel support to a total of $500 will be made available in an academic year to support conference attendance for a student in the MACL program. Conferences should be related to the program, such as the Children’s Literature Association Conference. Preference will be given to students who are presenting a paper or poster, or contributing to conference organization.

Number
Varies - The availability of travel funds will be announced in early September

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in MACL program
  • Attending conference related to the program
    • Preference will be given to students who are presenting a paper or poster, or contributing to conference organization.

Application Procedure

Student application required by letter to the Director

 Application Letter Due Date: March 15

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia has established the Ronald Jobe Children's Literature Scholarship for students in the Master of Arts in Children's Literature Program. Dr. Jobe, Professor Emeritus of the Language and Literacy Department,  Faculty of Education, was  deeply involved in this interdisciplinary children's literature program jointly offered by SLAIS, LLED, the English Department and the Creative Writing Program.  Dr. Jobe established the Children's Literature Roundtables across Canada , co-ordinated the annual Serendipity conference of the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, and spent years promoting Canadian children's literature worldwide, through organizations such as the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), of which he was the first non-European President.

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1-2

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in the Master of Arts in Children's Literature program who has completed at least 12 credits
  • Open to both domestic and international students

Application Procedure

  • Student application required by letter to the Director

Applications are adjudicated by a committee of faculty in the MA(CL) program, in consultation with School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Indicators:

  • Academic achievement in courses in literature for children and young adults, taken after enrolling in the Master of Arts in Children's Literature Program.
  • Contributions to the authorship, scholarship, promotion and dissemination of literature for children

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia has established the Judith Saltman Prize for students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program. Recognized internationally as an expert on Canadian children’s literature Judith has influenced new generations of students over the past 32 years in her role as Professor within the School, as Chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL) program, and developer and instructor for numerous courses in children’s literature and services to children and young adults. Her love for the field, her warmth and generosity, and knowledge of children’s literature has won the hearts of students who come to the School.

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1