About

 

The Founders

As McGill students, Joseph Schull and Anna Yang experienced the life-changing impact of international study firsthand. To ensure that today’s McGill students can enjoy the same opportunities that they did, the couple has given back generously to McGill.

Mission

In line with the McGill Commitment, our mission is to provide McGill students with transformative international opportunities, preparing them to become 21st century global leaders and innovators. By supporting students’ exposure to diverse ways of living, studying, and working, the McGill International Experience Awards aim to enhance their intercultural competencies and understanding of the world, and to ultimately shape McGill’s global citizens. The awards support highly motivated, talented students, who demonstrate academic excellence; a strong commitment to contribute to society through their studies and career; and a sincere interest in increasing intercultural awareness and interaction.

What are the McGill International Experience Awards?

The McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) were established in 2013 through a donation by Joseph Schull and Anna Yang. The MIEA includes the Schull Yang International Experience Awards and other awards supported by other donors and matched by Joseph Schull and Anna Yang.

The MIEA provides students with the opportunity to study abroad. Students are able to participate in academic activities that can range in length from one semester to a full academic year, including internships and field research trips, and courses abroad.

The MIEA benefit students in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and all other faculties through the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning). Each faculty administers its own awards; we encourage you to browse through the website and discover the different opportunities available.

Donors

In 2013, Mr. Joseph Schull and Ms. Anna Yang created an endowment to support international experiences for McGill students. Through their gift to the McGill International Experience Awards, Mr. Schull and Ms. Yang also provided matching funds to allow McGill to leverage gifts from other donors in support of the MIEA. We thank the following donors for their contribution to the MIEA:

David W. Binet

The David W. Binet Student International Fund in Law was established in 2014 by David William Binet (LLB '85) to support students' international study and research projects in the Faculty of Law. Such support for international experiences will be achieved through a variety of activities, which may include but are not limited to: student exchanges, internships, international field study semesters or courses, stipends to support international travel costs and accommodations. 

Susan Casey Brown

The Susan Casey Brown Fund for McGill was established by Garvin Brown (BA'91) in honour of his mother, Susan Casey Brown. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their international internship.

Arthur Dalfen

The Arthur Dalfen Entrance Scholarship was established in 2013 by Arthur Dalfen (BCom'60), for outstanding international undergraduate students entering the Desautels Faculty of Management. Awarded by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office on the basis of academic excellence. Preference will be given to students paying the international fee tuition rate.

Davies Family

The Davies Family Arts International Internship Award was established in 2013 by Patricia Davies (BA'42) and her family to help support one or more undergraduate students to gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Robert Dorrance and Gail Drummond

The Robert Dorrance and Gail Drummond International Exchange Award was established in 2014 by Robert Dorrance (MBA'77) and Gail Drummond (BA'77), to support outstanding students entering in the MBA Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Awarded by the Master's Program Office of the Desautels Faculty of Management on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated leadership skills.

Brenda and Morrison Hurley

The Brenda and Morrison Hurley Arts Internship Award was established by Dr. Robert M. Hurley (MSc'68) and Mrs. Brenda Hurley to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. 

Jack Iwanicki

The Iwanicki International Internship Award was established in 2014 by Jack Iwanicki in honour of his late wife Eileen Iwanicki (BSc'57), to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an international internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The awards will be given to help undergraduate students in the faculty gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with travel and other expenses related to their internship. Preference will be given to students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Daniel Jutras

The Daniel Jutras International Graduate Studies Award will be awarded to a graduating McGill Law student, or a McGill Law alum having graduated in the previous three years, who is pursuing graduate studies abroad. Preference is given to students focusing on comparative law.

Chris Tyler Marckmann

The Chris Tyler Marckmann International Social Work Summer Internship Award was established in 2014 by Bill Mooney (BA'91) and Brandee Marckmann to help one or more undergraduate students in the School of Social Work gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with travel and other expenses related to their internship. The award is administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office. 

Mary A. Metcalf

The Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund is designated to support international research of undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-graduate medical residents within the Faculty of Medicine. Elective, research project or community service program must be at least four weeks. Its intent is to promote the training of health care workers and researchers to combat global health disparities, by supporting students to work with underserved populations in resource limited settings.

Edward and Margo Menashe

The Edward and Margo Menashe International Entrance Bursary was established in 2014 by Edward Menashe, BCom 1963, along with his wife, Margo, for one or more international students entering an undergraduate program in the Desautels Faculty of Management. The bursary is awarded by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office on the basis of good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

Michael Novak and Kathleen Weil

The Michael Novak and Kathleen Weil International Internship Award was established in 2016 by Michael Novak (BSc'76, BCL'80, LLB'81) and Kathleen Weil (BA'78), BCL'82, LLB'82). It is awarded by the Faculty of Law to a BCL/LLB student participating in a human rights international internship.

Gabriel Stephen Panunto and Carol Alice Gagné

The Aurora Human Rights Law Internship was established in 2014 by Gabriel Stephen Panunto (BCL/LLB '04) and Carol Alice Gagné (BCL/LLB '05) to support one or more undergraduate students from the Faculty of Law who are undertaking an international internship through the International Human Rights Internship Program.

Katherine Petcher and Brett Carron

The Katherine Petcher and Brett Caron Internship Award was established in 2016 by Katherine E. Petcher (BA ’87, BCL ’92, LLB ’92) and Brett A. Carron (BCL ’95, LLB ’95)  for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a BCL/LLB student undertaking an international internship, with preference being given to internships in Burkina Faso and second preference being given to internships in West Africa. 

Helgi Soutar

The gifts support undergraduate and graduate students participating in international fieldwork in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Richard Tattersall

The Richard Tattersall International Internship Award was established in 2013 by Richard Tattersall, BCom’89, for undergraduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Management to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. The award will be for a BCom student, in good academic standing, undertaking an international internship or work experience. Awarded by Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Elizabeth L. Thomson

The Elizabeth L. Thomson International Experience Award was established in 2016 by Elizabeth L. Thomson (LLB '74, BCL '75) for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a BCL/LLB student undertaking an international internship in Hong Kong. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and who have not resided or travelled in Asia.

Peter and Connie Todd

The Peter and Connie Todd International Internship Award was established in 2014 in honour of Peter Todd, BCom’83, by members of the Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board, colleagues and friends, to thank him for his service as Dean of the Faculty from 2005-2014. This award supports and encourages students to pursue international opportunities during their studies. Awarded by Desautels Career Services to full-time students enrolled in the BCom program who are participating in an international internship with an acceptable organization in the public or para-public sector. Preference will be given to students who exhibit superior leadership qualities.

John Wasileski

Established in 2014 by John Wasileski (BA'75) to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, The John Wasileski Arts Externship Awards provide current students the opportunity to gain exposure to and better understand the professional world while contributing to their host organization. The program helps students develop new skills, gain valuable experience, network in the business environment, and learn more about professional and entrepreneurial opportunities. The student’s role is to contribute to the host organization by undertaking a wide variety of tasks, sharing ideas, and working with employees in various functions. The awards are administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office by providing partial funding to assist with travel and other expenses related to their externship. 

Francine and Robert Wiseman

The Francine and Robert Wiseman International Human Rights Internship Award was established in 2011 by Francine Nelson-Wiseman (BCL '84, LLB '85) and Robert Wiseman to support one or more undergraduate students from the Faculty of Law who are conducting an internship through the International Human Rights Internship Program. 

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