7th Annual Young Scholars Essay Prize

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 academic 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, the struggle to save the Sacred Headwaters, attempts to incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Environmental Assessment Process, the role of colonialism and cartography in BC’s Native resettlement, 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.

The deadline is June 1st, 2018.

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

Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, but students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please apply and help spread the word!  Direct all questions to Max Ritts – (max.ritts@alumni.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 to max.ritts@alumni.ubc.ca and include “RAVEN YESP” in the subject header.

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