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