Scholarships and Awards

Nagroda PTBK za najlepszą pracę dyplomową o tematyce kanadyjskiej

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ICCS-CIEC Scholarships and Awards

ICCS-CIEC Scholarships and Awards

ICCS-CIEC Graduate Student Scholarship

ICCS-CIEC Best Doctoral Thesis in International Canadian Studies

ICCS-CIEC Pierre Savard Awards

ICCS-CIEC Certificate of Merit

ICCS-CIEC Governor General’s International Award in Canadian Studies

ICCS-CIEC Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

ICCS-CIEC Awardees

Anna Branach-Kallas

ICCS-CIEC Pierre Savard Award for the best monograph in Canadian Studies written in a language other than English and French, 2015

Title of the book: Uraz przetrwania. Trauma i polemika z mitem pierwszej wojny światowej w powieści kanadyjskiej. Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, 2014

ICCS-CIEC Certificate of Merit, 2023

Dagmara Drewniak

ICCS-CIEC Pierre Savard Award for the best monograph in Canadian Studies written in a language other than English and French, 2023

Title of the book: Figura domu. Szkice o najnowszej anglojęzycnej literaturze emigrantów z ziem polskich i ich potomków w Kanadzie. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2022

Ewa Krasnodębska

Certificate of Merit, 2022

Józef Kwaterko

Certificate of Merit, 2013

ICCS-CIEC Governor General’s International Award in Canadian Studies, 2023

Marcin Markowicz

Graduate Student Scholarship, 2019

ICCS-CIEC Best Doctoral Thesis in International Canadian Studies, 2022

Anna Reczyńska

Certificate of Merit, 2019

Eugenia Sojka

Certificate of Merit, 2018

Joanna Warmuzińska-Rogóż

ICCS-CIEC Pierre Savard Award for the best monograph in Canadian Studies written in a language other than English and French, 2017

Title of the book: Szkice o przekładzie literackim. Literatura rodem z Quebecu w Polsce. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2016

Nancy Burke Award for the best BA and MA thesis in Canadian Studies

Nancy Burke Award for the best BA and MA thesis in Canadian Studies

The award for the best thesis on a Canadian topic was created in 2011. The award is named after Professor Nancy Burke, who passed away on February 12, 2006. Professor Burke was the mother of Canadian studies in Poland, an inspiration to Polish Canadians and one of the people who led to the establishment of the Polish Association for Canadian Studies.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate theses written in Polish, English or French, on broadly defined Canadian subjects, including comparative aspects (if the Canadian component is at least 50%), defended in Poland in the year preceding the year of the competition announcement.

Electronic submission of the thesis should include:

  •     a file with the text of the thesis
  •     a review of the thesis written by the thesis supervisor or reviewer
  •     author’s CV
  •     a letter recommending the thesis written by the thesis supervisor or reviewer

 

Applications should be sent to PACS at ptbk@wa.amu.edu.pl by the deadline specified in the competition announcement.

The call for entries (theses defended in 2023) will open in March 2024. 

 

Winners and recipients of the Nancy Burke Award:

2020-2022

Awards not presented.

2019

Sebastian Byszuk

“Powstanie, rozwój i upadek kanadyjskiego ruchu komunistycznego”

Supervisor: Prof. Anna Reczyńska

Thesis defended in 2018 at Jagiellonian University.

Julia Siepak (distinction)

“Construction of Indigenous Identities and the Aesthetics of Survivance in Louise Erdrich‘s LaRose and Thomas King‘s Green Grass, Running Water

Supervisor: Prof. UMK dr hab. Anna Branach-Kallas

Thesis defended in 2018 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

2018

Estera Wala

“A comparative study of Canadian – Israeli relations from the perspective of Canadian government policies towards Israel and the Jewish diaspora under the premierships of Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau”

Supervisor: dr hab. Eugenia Sojka

Thesis defended in 2017 at the University of Silesia.

Michał Kapis (distinction)

“Orality in contemporary Canadian and South African aboriginal prose”

Supervisor: Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Rzepa

Thesis defended in 2017 at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

2017

Marcin Markowicz

“Unlayering the multilayered: an intertextual study of selected prose by George Bowering”

Supervisor: Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Rzepa

Thesis defended in 2016 at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

2016

Karolina Pietrzok

“Studio D jako odbicie sytuacji kobiet w Kanadzie w XX wieku”

Supervisor: Prof. Anna Reczyńska

Thesis defended in 2015 at Jagiellonian University.

Izabela Świerkot (distinction)

“Pozycja ustrojowa oraz system prawa Quebecu”

Supervisor: Prof. Andrzej Dziadzio

Thesis defended in 2015 at Jagiellonian University.

Małgorzata Bobowska (distinction)

“Remembering the Forgotten: the influence of historical violence on the Japanese Canadian feminine subjects in Roy Kiyooka`s Mothertalk: Life Stories of Mary Kiyoshi Kiyooka, Joy Kogawa`s Obasan and Kerri Sakamoto`s The Electrical Field and One Hundred Million Hearts”

Supervisor: Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Rzepa

Thesis defended in 2015 at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

2015

Kamila Scheithauer

“Coming Back to the Roots: Struggle Against the Colonial Educational Legacy and the Process of Rediscovering Aboriginal Knowledge in Contemporary Canada”

Supervisor: dr Eugenia Sojka

Thesis defended in 2014 at the University of Silesia.

Agata Sieroń

“Traduire la littérature québécoise postmoderne: problèmes traductologiques dans la traduction du Vengeur masqué contre les hommes-perchaudes de la Lune de François Blais”

Supervisor: dr hab. Krzysztof Jarosz

Thesis defended in 2014 at the University of Silesia.

Jagoda Tuz (distinction)

“The Hipster in Three Contemporary Canadian Novels”

Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Joanna Durczak

Thesis defended in 2014 at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

2014

Award not presented.

2013

Sylvia Bezak

“Inuici kanadyjskiego rejonu Arktyki wobec postępującej zmiany klimatu i środowiska naturalnego na początku XXI wieku”

Supervisor: Prof. Anna Reczyńska

Thesis defended in 2012 at Jagiellonian University.

2012

Alicja Śmigielska

“Widziane oczami dziecka. Z syberyjskiej tajgi do kraju pachnącego żywicą”

Supervisor: dr hab. Jan Lencznarowicz

Thesis defended in 2011 at Jagiellonian University.

Jacek Mulczyk-Skarżyński

“Dialectique de l’aliénation dans les drames de Michel Tremblay”

Supervisor: Prof. Józef Kwaterko

Thesis defended in 2011 at the University of Warsaw.

Jolanta Dziuba (distinction)

“Processes of Dehumanization and Rehumanization of Canadian First Nations People in the Context of Indigenous Methodologies. Study of the Work of Salish Writer Lee Maracle”

Supervisor: dr Eugenia Sojka

Thesis defended in 2011 at the University of Silesia.

2011

Urszula Spolitakiewicz (I)

“United Church of Canada — Historia, działalność, problemy”

Supervisor: Prof. Anna Reczynska

Thesis defended in 2010 at Jagiellonian University.

Sabina Sweta Sen (I – ex aequo)

“Identities on the move: dance performance as the embodiment of culture and social organisation of the Tsimshian nation”

Supervisor: prof. Wojciech Kalaga

Thesis defended in 2010 at the University of Silesia.

Hanna Mrozek (distinction)

“Colonial and postcolonial representations of Potlatch ceremonies of the Kwakwaka’wakws First Nations in ethnographic and cinematic discourses”

Supervisor: prof. Wojciech Kalaga

Thesis defended in 2010 at the University of Silesia.

2010

Anita Zawisza 

Tytuł pracy: “La quête d’identité dans les romans d’Anne Hébert”

Supervisor: Prof. Józef Kwaterko

Thesis defended in 2009 at the University of Warsaw.

Joanna Staśkowiak 

Tytuł pracy: “Pozycja Quebeku w kanadyjskim systemie federacyjnym a dążenia prowincji do uzyskania suwerenności”

Supervisor: Prof. Michał Klimecki

Thesis defended in 2009 at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Internship at the Embassy of Canada to Poland

Internship at the Embassy of Canada to Poland

Thanks to the fruitful cooperation between PACS and the Canadian Embassy in Poland, young PACS members can apply for an internship at the Canadian Embassy.

The first edition of the internship competition was held in 2021. The winner of the competition was Ms. Gabriela Kwiatek, a student at Jagiellonian University.

The winner of this year’s edition of the competition was Ms. Anna Wieczorek, a student at the University of Warsaw. 

Recruitment for the third edition of the competition for an internship at the Canadian Embassy will begin in March 2024. Only PACS members are eligible to apply for the competition.