Ron Ghitter Award in Human Rights
The Ron Ghitter Award aims to assist a recipient who has exhibited a commitment to Human Rights by responsible and thoughtful advocacy in support of a Human Rights cause(s) on behalf of a group(s) in Canada who experience discrimination, prejudice, and/or intolerance.
Donor Endowed by the Honourable Ron Ghitter and Myrna Ghitter
Field of Study Advocacy and exploration of human rights in Canada
Value $3,300
Number One
Duration One year
Eligibility Open to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advocacy and exploration of human rights in Canada through academic studies and related activities and who are:

• Entering into year 2 or 3 of the JD program in the Faculty of Law
• Enrolled in the LLM program in the Faculty of Law
• Registered full time at time of tenure

Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a particular interest in advocacy of human rights.

Applicants must complete a statement of eligibility (approximately 400 words) describing studies and activities that have contributed to the understanding or resolution of human rights issues in Canada. Examples of these activities include, but are not limited to:

• Making the public aware of human rights abuses
• Helping to resolve human rights problems
• Furthering equality of disadvantaged minorities
• Working with clinics
• Educating youth on human rights

JD applicants require a letter of support from the head of their department.
Citizenship Unrestricted
Where Tenable University of Calgary
Category Recommended by Program
Apply Students interested in the award should contact the Faculty of Law. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Office. The recommendation is subject to final approval of the Graduate Scholarship Office.
Deadline April
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