RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

2017 Young Scholars Essay Prize: Call for Submissions!

Calling all Master’s students!  Do you have interests or commitments to Indigenous culture, social justice, and environmental rights?  Do you have a paper due this term?  Then we need to hear from you!

The purpose of the RAVEN Young Scholars Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding work which intersects with the core precepts and values of RAVEN. Quite simply, we want to recognize students who are asking questions about the sorts of topics that we know to be important: factors shaping Indigenous youth movements today, the social geography of Indigenous protest, attempts to incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Environmental Assessment Process,  the list goes on…Preference will be given to Indigenous students, but students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We also encourage all applicants to position themselves in relation to the issues and topics they address in their papers.

Deadline:  June 1st, 2017

Send submissions to Max Ritts: max.ritts@geog.ubc.ca

1st PLACE PAPER will be awarded a cash prize of $2000.00.

2nd PLACE PAPER will receive $1000.00. Prizes are awarded in July.

The essay competition is open to ALL DISCIPLINES in the social sciences and humanities. Papers from all methodological and theoretical standpoints will be considered.

The award is open to ALL MASTER’S and MSC Students enrolled full-time at a Canadian University.

Please apply and help spread the word!  Direct all questions to max.ritts@alumini.ubc.ca).

N.B. Papers MUST include a SEPARATE title page with their name, student number, institution, and email address. NO AUTHOR IDENTIFICATION can be on the essay pages themselves. Please submit in PDF format.

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