Lambda Foundation
Celebrating 25 Years
Scholarships Awards Bursaries
Annual Report 2010
(draft)
Lambda Foundation Annual Report 2010
What’s New
In 2010 the Foundation initiated a year of celebrating Lambda at 25 with
other community groups. Beginning with a gala event in partnership with
the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and other groups and
culminating with a Queer Generations reading during Ottawa Pride,
Lambda enjoyed a very stellar year.
Discussions were held with many community groups and individuals this
year seeking guidance on going forward. One immediate outcome of these discussions resulted in the
establishment of a Special Events Committee by the Lambda Board of Directors, the first of what is
hoped will be a series of Board committees.
The Gary Gibson Award was established at Providence Healthcare, the teaching hospital for the
University of British Columbia while discussions were initiated on the east coast with Memorial
University of Newfoundland to establish a graduate scholarship. A record number of scholarships
were awarded this year as well as a record amount of disbursements dollars. Interest from students in
Lambda awards and scholarships continues to grow and we are working to expand our National
Scholarship Series to more award recipients, and at additional institutions.
In 2010 Lambda continued its interest in fundraising and philanthropy by participating in the LGBT
Giving Network Member and Community Consultation and attending the 2010 LGBT Philanthropy in
Canada Conference in Toronto.
Finally, Lambda continued its outreach and networking efforts with the development of an
eNewsletter.
Gary Sealey
President
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Lambda Foundation Activities
In 2010 Lambda continued to perform as Canada's pre-eminent source for scholarships and awards
in studies of particular interest to LGBT people and communities. At a glimpse:
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thousands of dollars are disbursed
annually to scholarship recipients in
universities across Canada and at
one secondary school
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scholarship amounts range from
$1000 to $2000 per recipient
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scholarships were disbursed to nine
students in 2009/2010
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the value of Lambda endowments
at Canadian university campuses
and schools has remained relatively
stable at approximately $220,000
Bursary and Scholarship Development
The Gary Gibson Award was established at Providence Healthcare
(St. Paul's Hospital Foundation), the teaching hospital for the
University of British Columbia for physicians conducting a research
project during their residency that considers the specific health
needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered people. At the end
of residents’ second year, the research project is often at a stage
where the data is collected, but there is still a significant amount of work to do to get it ready to
publish. This award would help to provide residents with the opportunity for their research to be
recognized and promoted through publication by encouraging competitive projects of high merit. To
date $1000 has been raised toward endowment of the fund.
Based on student interest, discussions were initiated on the east coast with Memorial University of
Newfoundland to establish a graduate scholarship. The initiative is progressing well with a committee
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established locally to undertake fundraising and awareness activities. To date $1500 has been raised
toward endowment of the scholarship fund.
Partnering with the Legacy Network
Lambda continued its involvement in fundraising and philanthropy by continuing to
support the LGBT Giving Network by participating in a member and community
consultation in Toronto in June. Key outcomes of this consultation included the
goals of - building member capacity, building awareness, sustainability, and becoming national.
Members of Lambda’s Executive and other Lambda Foundation leaders and volunteers attended the
2010 LGBT Philanthropy in Canada Conference in Toronto.
Partnering with Communities
In January, Lambda joined with other community groups — The
Village and Toto Too Queer Theatre — in partnering with the Great
Canadian Theatre company (GCTC) to sponsor a special charity
performance of BASH'D! A Gay Rap Opera. Donors, Friends of Lambda, and theatre goers were
treated to a reception and celebratory event following the event.
In August, Lambda organized a reading and performance event — Queer Generations — at City Hall
as part of Ottawa Pride. Lambda Board Member Barbara Freeman was lead organizer for the event
bringing together writers and artists — Blaine Marchand, Gabriella Goliger, Luna Alison, and Sean Zio
— for an evening of entertainment, sharing, connection, and celebration. Lambda President Gary
Sealey was on hand to 'cut the celebratory Lambda at 25 cake' while
Lambda Board members Stephen Brown (Ottawa) and Tuan Vu
(Montreal) welcomed the 100 enthusiastic individuals and generous
donors who attended the event. Michael Bhardwaj of CBC's In Town
and Out hosted the event and local media coverage was provided in
The Ottawa Citizen (Claire Brownell) and in Capital Xtra (Dale Smith).
Lambda Extends Presence
In ongoing efforts to enhance sharing and networking Lambda
established an eNewsletter, distributing three issues to its
constituency from coast to coast during 2010.
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Lambda Welcomes New Committee Member
Kathryn Trevenen of the University of Ottawa, Institute of Women's Studies was
appointed to the newly established Special Events Committee, the first in what
may become a series of committees to be established by the Lambda Board of
Directors. Watch for Lambda involvement in upcoming academic and local
community special events in 2011.
Scholarship & Award Winners 2009-2010
Carleton University Lambda Scholarship
Emerich Daroya is completing an MA in Sociology with research focusing on sexuality
studies, queer theory, critical race theory, and intersectionality. Emerich wishes to expand the
idea of desire to racialized desire, specifically in the context of the LGBT community, focusing
on gay Asian men as a case study.
Grant Burke is pursuing an MA in History, researching "A history of Ottawa's queer
communities and its inability to create a village."
Université de Montréal - Bourses Fondation Lambda pour l'excellence
Isabel Cóté is a Ph.D. student in Social Work at the Université de Montréal. She is interested
in families headed by lesbian couples in the context of numerous recent changes in Quebec
that have institutionalized lesbian parenthood and the democratization of assisted
procreation.
University of New Brunswick Lambda Scholarship
Kristie Marie Gordon is enrolled in a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program with
research focusing on queer theory and intersex, medical sociology, and media discourse and
the representation of sex and gender variance.
University of Ottawa Lambda Scholarship
Ghaida Moussa is completing a collaborative Master's program blending Globalization and
International Development with Women's Studies. Her thesis title is "Narrative (Sub) Version:
How Queer Palestinian Womyn 'Queer' Palestinian Identity."
University of Victoria Lambda Scholarship
Julia Fabian is completing a Department of Writing degree exploring homosexual and lesbian
issues in her writing.
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Gulf Islands Secondary School Lambda Foundation Jack Hallam Human Rights Awards
Madison Fetherston, Bronwyn Trombley, and Bona Yuh for exemplary community
activities related to human rights promotion and awareness.
Lambda Scholarships at Canadian Universities & Schools
Gulf Islands Secondary School - Lambda Foundation Jack Hallam Human Rights Awards (one
addressing homophobia and one addressing racism)
Carleton University - Lambda Foundation for Excellence Award
Memorial University of Newfoundland - Lambda Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Université de Montréal - Bourses Fondation Lambda pour l'excellence
University of British Columbia, Providence Healthcare (St. Paul's Hospital Foundation) - Dr.
Gary Gibson Lambda Foundation Award
University of Manitoba - Lambda Foundation for Excellence - Les McAfee Memorial Award
University of New Brunswick - Lambda Foundation Christian Landry Memorial Award for Graduate
Studies
University of Ottawa - Lambda Foundation for Excellence Award
University of Victoria - Candis Graham Writing Scholarship, Lambda Foundation Fund
University of Guelph - Lambda Foundation Scholarship in LGBT Studies
Summary
In summary, 2010 was a year of considerable community
activity across the country; partnership building and
strengthening;
continued
scholarship
and
award
development; significant scholarship disbursement value;
and engaging with other community groups in celebrating
Lambda at 25 and going forward.
Lambda will act upon
guidance provided by
other community groups,
leaders, and individuals in
setting a new agenda for
the 21st Century.
In the coming year, Lambda will act upon guidance provided
by other community groups, leaders, and individuals in
setting a new agenda for the 21st Century.
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Acknowledgements and Appreciation
Lambda Foundation thanks the many people that contribute to making the endowments and
scholarship and awards possible. From volunteers to friends, donors to patrons, recipients to
scholars, and university staff to fund managers, we thank you all.
Volunteers
Recipients & Authors
Glenn Crawford
Matthew Ball
Kathryn Trevenen
Richard Borbridge
Dominique Bourque
Patrons
Janne Cleveland
Hon. Bill Graham
Ivan Coyote
Hon. David MacDonald
Charlotte Craig
Jim Watson
Linda M. Dane
Sulaimon Giwa
Friends
Mike E. Graydon
John Grundy
Donors
Ben Baumbick
Lawrence Bennett
Don Degenova & friends
George Hartsgrove
Bruce M. Hicks Education Foundation
Peter Honeywell
Chris Mustard & friends
Don Patterson - Bloomsbury Antiques
Bill Renaud
Kristopher Schmidt
Jubilee Jackson
Gordon Josephson
Matthew Kayahara
Joanathan George Kish-Watt
Martin Lannan
Nicole LaViolette
Heather MacIntosh
Arlene Paré
Nisa Raizen-Miller
Peggy Schmeiser
D. Chad Smith
William Staubi
Louise Tardif
Other Lambda Leaders
Leo Teatero
Sandi Bonini, Accountant
John Corey, Auditor
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The Lambda Board of Directors at a Glance
(Ottawa)
(Salt Spring Island)
(Montreal)
Gary Sealey, BA, MA
President
Bill Turner, BCom
Vice-President
Tuan Vu, BSc, MSc, MBA
Treasurer
(Victoria)
(Ottawa)
(Hamilton)
(Ottawa)
Pat McKenna, BA, MLS
Secretary/Info Services
Stephen Brown, PhD
Robert MIzzi
Doctoral Candidate
Barbara
Freeman, PhD
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