Now Available – New Bursaries for Graduate Students (PDAD&C #84)

From: Locke Rowe, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Date: April 6, 2017
Re: Now Available – New Bursaries for Graduate Students (PDAD&C #84)

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the launch of new bursaries developed in collaboration with partners in the graduate community: Massey College, a graduate students’ residential community affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto, and Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement, University of Toronto (SAGE UT), a graduate student-led group from the Centre for Indigenous Studies. Designed for Indigenous and Black Canadian students, these bursaries create opportunities that can provide academic and personal enrichment.

The SGS Bursaries at Massey College will cover the fees of Resident and Non-Resident Junior Fellows who are Indigenous and Black Canadian students, groups that are currently underrepresented among the College’s Junior Fellows. Applicants with a demonstrated financial need or related challenge will be considered for two Resident and two Non-Resident Fellowships each year as part of a three-year pilot program. In joining Massey College, recipients will be welcomed into a community of scholars and professionals from across Canada and around the world.

Also launched as a three-year pilot, the new Indigenous Graduate Travel Award has been developed to support Indigenous graduate student participation in local, national, and international Indigenous-focused educational events ranging from health and healing workshops to conferences exploring opportunities or challenges specific to Indigenous communities. This program was created as a result of SAGE UT’s consultations with Indigenous graduate students who affirmed the value of engaging with and learning from these events.

For more information about these bursaries, please contact:

SGS Bursaries at Massey College

Amela Marin
Dean, Fellowships, Programs & Liaisons
Massey College

Indigenous Graduate Travel Award

School of Graduate Studies

Additional queries about the Indigenous Travel Award can be directed to