2008-2009 C. D. Howe Recipients

2008 - 2009


The C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation recently gave $250,000 to the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba. This money has been matched by the University to create the C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships in Creative Writing and Oral Culture.

The Fellowships fund graduate students working in creative writing and/or oral culture and they may be held in addition to other scholarships. The recipients are chosen based on their record of academic achievement, plan of research and letters of reference. In this inaugural year the Fellowships are worth $8800 each. 

For information about applying for this fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year, please click HERE.

The recipients for the 2008-2009 academic year are:

Gordon Blackburde, an MA student in Native Studies. His thesis project is "Sustainable Community Development on Rainy River First Nation" and it is based on textual analysis and field work including interviews.

Susan Rich, an MA student in English. She will be entering the PhD program in English and her proposed study is a critical work entitled "Reading Feminine: Positioning the Reader as the Subject of Literary Analysis in Post-Modern Fiction and Memoirs."

Information about the C.D. Howe Institute and Memorial Foundation is available at: www.cdhowe.org/english/profile/history.html.

Please watch this page for upcoming funding opportunities made possible through donations from the CD Howe Foundation and the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative relating to fellowships in creative writing and oral culture.