Joint WiDS--CGAI Fellowship

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence & Security (WiDs) to offer a new student fellowship. This opportunity aims to advance the careers of women in defence and security by offering one or more women mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, access to our publications and resources. This collaboration will select female graduate or post-graduate students using the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Process. For more information and to apply, visit .

Military Journalism Course



Started in 2002, this nine-day course introduces university students to military journalism and the Canadian Armed Forces. The course includes a combination of media-military theory in a classroom setting, coupled with field visits to Armed Forces regular and reserve units. The goal of the program is to enhance the military education of future Canadian journalists who will report on Canadian military activities domestically and abroad. Through this education the media will become a better conduit to communicate defence and foreign affairs issues to the Canadian public. In 2007, the program introduced its first Francophone Military Journalism course held at the Université de Montréal and Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, near Québec City. Both courses have developed excellent reputations and are consistently given outstanding evaulations by the students.



Scholarship Opportunity


2017 Canadian Military Journalism Course 




Ten students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year (minimum) of an eligible Canadian University journalism degree program.



A nine-day certificate course introducing students to military journalism and the Canadian Armed Forces. The course includes a combination of media-military theory in a classroom setting, coupled with field visits to regular force and reserve units.



April 30 - May 10, 2017



Classroom work - Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, the University of Calgary
Fieldwork - Calgary reserve units and Edmonton-based regular force units, various locations.



Included in the scholarship are: transportation to and from Calgary, accommodation, meals, and ground transportation in Alberta.



Submissions must be post marked no later than March 20, 2017. CMSS cannot be held responsible for delays inpostal or courier services.



Requirements: two hard copies of each of the following in English – a cover letter, a resume, an unofficial transcript of your grades, a 500-word essay stating your interest in the course and two different hard copy examples of published writing. Broadcast students may e-mail links to examples of their published material to Dr. Bergen’s email address below. A combination of print and broadcast material is acceptable. Two confidential academic letters of reference from instructors must be included in your submission. These reference letters must be sealed and signed by the instructors across the seal. Your cover letter must include a full mailing address, phone number, FAX number and e-mail address. Please indicate in your letter if the mailing address is the same location you will be traveling from if selected. All applicants will receive notification of their status by March 31, 2017. Submissions should be sent to:

Attention: Dr. Bob Bergen
Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
The University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta. T2N 1N4

For further information: or
Nancy Pearson-Mackie: 403-220-4030





Military Journalism Course Photo Galleries



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