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Research Fields TEST history, Canadian Studies, education, political studies
Categories Social Sciences and Humanities
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility A 15-day Study Tour of Canadian Battlefields in France and Belgium May 29 to June 12, 2011.
This programme is intended for students who are attending Canadian universities, including graduate school, or are graduating and who have a strong desire to learn more about the role the Canadian Forces played in the liberation of Western Europe during both world wars.
This year's programme of study will include First World War battlefields such as Ypres, Beaumont-Hamel, and Vimy Ridge. Following a stop in Dieppe, the student will then explore the Second World War campaign in Normandy and participate in official ceremonies on June 6-7.
The Canadian Battlefields Foundation offers a bursary to each successful applicant but requires participants to contribute $1,500 towards the cost of the programme which covers air and ground travel, accomodation, meals, study materials, etc.
Participants will be expected to undertake background research, provide on historical on-site discussion, and make a biographical presentation on a Canadian soldier who is buries or commemorated at one of the sites on the itinerary. Each participant will also keep a detailed journal describing their experiences which will be submitted to the Foundation at the end of the tour. The 2011 tour will be led by Dr. Serge Durflinger, University of Ottawa and Dr. Doug Delaney, Chair, War Studies Programme, Royal Military College of Canada.
Value The value is not available
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines February 28
Application Details Visit the Canadian Battlefields Foundation web site at http://www.canadianbattlefieldsfoundation.ca/main.htm for an application form. Contact: Dr. Serge Durflinger Telephone: 613-562-5822 ext 1277 Email: sdurflin@uottawa.ca OR Dr. Doug Delaney, Telephone: 613-541-6000 ext 6933 Email: doug.delaney@rmc.ca Updated: January 25, 2012

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