Scholarships and Jobs

Stay up to date on financial and job opportunities in co-operative research.

2018 CASC Scholarships

Each year, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) issues a Call for Applications (find 2018’s here in English and French) for the three CASC scholarships administered by CMC:

  • Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship (graduate students only);
  • Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship (graduate students only);
  • Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award (undergraduate or graduate students).

In addition to the monetary awards, winners of all three scholarships will be awarded a free one-year membership in the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) as well as free registration at the 2018 CASC conference.

Please submit the application form, together with supporting material, by March 31, 2018, to:
Paul Cabaj Attn: CASC Scholarships
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
275 Bank St., 4th floor
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2L6

Reminder: Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund for Students

This is a reminder that the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund is accepting applications for funding throughout 2018 to cover student costs associated with learning opportunities such as co-operative association or sector conferences, training events on co-operatives and research activities or participation in events related to the co-operative economy.

Students at post-secondary institutions who are 35 years or younger will be given priority, with a preference for those doing co-operative research and/or education. Priority will be given to applicants who have an active role in an event (those presenting). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and are reviewed periodically. Approval times are subject to the availability of the evaluation committee. It is suggested that you submit your application at least 60 days in advance of an event for which you are seeking financial support to attend.

To apply, visit Co-operative and Mutuals Canada‘s website and fill out the application form.

ICA Call for Consultant

The International Co-operative Alliance seeks an expert consultant to map government entities with a co-operative mandate globally. The report will include a case profile and contact details. The objective of the study is to get a list of potential members for recruitment into membership.

The report should be finalized by 25 June 2015.

For more information, please review their call for consultant.

Job Opportunity – Chair, Co-operative Enterprises, University of Winnipeg

The Department of Business and Administration in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a Chair in Co-operative Enterprises. This tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor is expected to commence on July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016.

Along with developing and maintaining an independent research program, the successful candidate will develop new courses in co-operative enterprises in consultation with the Department and the co-operative sector toward an undergraduate concentration in the area. The teaching load will encompass established courses in the emerging co-operative concentration, introductory business (BUS 1201; covers forms of business ownership, including co-operatives), and may include not-for-profit management until the concentration is established.

Full details on the position and application criteria can be found in the job posting.