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Fellowships to support research on French identity and the voice of the Inuit in the Arctic

December 4, 2013 — 

Two University of Manitoba graduate students are recipients of fellowships that will enable their studies on the human face of Arctic sovereignty and an examination of Franco-manitoban identity.

The C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships in Creative Writing and Oral Culture fund graduate students working in the areas of creative writing and/or oral culture. The recipients are chosen based on their record of academic achievement, plan of research and letters of reference.

Co-funded by the C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation and the University of Manitoba, and overseen by the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC), the Fellowships are worth $9,975.00 each and may be held in addition to other scholarships.

The recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year are:

  • Lydia Schoeppner, for a study on how the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a transnational non-governmental organization, serves as a means of peacemaking between the conflicting interests of the Inuit as a traditional oral culture and other stakeholders wishing to transform or use the resources of the Arctic.
  • Daniel Guezen, a young poet who will develop a body of work to document and appreciate French- and English-language works by Manitobans as an exploration of memory and identify as presented in art.

Warren Cariou, director of CCWOC, says, “We are proud to be able to support the amazing work of these two highly accomplished scholars. Their research perfectly encapsulates the CCWOC’s commitment to creative engagements with cultural identity. We look forward to learning from them during their time at CCWOC.”


For more information, contact:

Warren Cariou, director, Centre for Creative Writing/Oral Culture, at: 204-480-1066, or email: cariouw [at] cc [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca


Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC)

204-480-1065  or email: ccwoc [at] cc [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca

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