October 16, 2021

Student Funding: Library and Archives Canada Launches the Price McIntosh Bursary to Support Diversity in Canada’s Libraries and Archives 

 From Library and Archives Canada:

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Price McIntosh Bursary, which is made possible thanks to the generosity of the McIntosh and Price family from Montréal. This bursary is a bequest from the family estate, which donated monies to LAC and asked that they be used to create a bursary program. Given the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, LAC seized this opportunity to put in place this important initiative to provide financial support to Indigenous peoples (First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation), persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who wish to pursue studies in fields related to libraries and archives.

The Price McIntosh Bursary supports diversity and inclusion, and aims to develop Canada’s next generation of archival and library professionals. With greater diversity in these fields, Canadians will acquire a deeper understanding of our collective history through diverse narratives, experiences and interpretations.

This bursary is consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to building a more inclusive Canada through advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, eliminating barriers for persons with disabilities and taking new steps to support the contribution of visible minorities to Canadian culture and heritage.

LAC will award up to $10,000 per funding cycle: $5,000 per selected student registered in full-time studies and $2,500 per selected student registered in part-time studies at Canadian colleges or universities for the 2021–2022 academic year, in a program that leads to a career in libraries or archives. All eligible students are invited to submit their applications for the 2021–2022 academic year by October 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).

Guidelines, eligibility criteria and the application form are available on the Price McIntosh Bursary web page. For any questions, or to request alternative formats, applicants may contact LAC:

Phone: 819-997-0893 (or toll-free at 1-844-757-8035)
TTY: 613-992-6969 (or toll-free at 1-866-299-1699)
Email: bourse-bursary@bac-lac.gc.ca

LAC is committed to helping youth achieve their full potential and eliminating barriers to equality because, when every Canadian has the opportunity to succeed, all Canadians benefit.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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