Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship

Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship

This award is given to a student in the Master of Arts Program in Children’s Literature (SLAIS) and is based on academic achievement in courses in literature for children and young adults, as well as contributions to the authorship, scholarship, promotion and dissemination of literature to children.

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia has established the Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship for students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program. Dr. Jobe, Professor Emeritus of the Language and Literacy Department,  Faculty of Education, was  deeply involved in this interdisciplinary children’s literature program jointly offered by SLAIS, LLED, the English Department and the Creative Writing Program.  Dr. Jobe established the Children’s Literature Roundtables across Canada, co-ordinated the annual Serendipity conference of the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, and spent years promoting Canadian children’s literature worldwide, through organizations such as the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), of which he was the first non-European President.

If you would like to make a donation to support the Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship, you may make your gift online at www.startanevolution.ca/ronaldjobe, by calling 604.827.4111 (toll free 1.877.717.4483) or by mailing a cheque to: Annual Giving, 500-5950 University Blvd, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3.

Read more about the Ronald Jobe Scholarship winners, their thesis titles, and what they are doing in late 2013.

Winners

2016-kristy-marloCongratulations to Marlo Humiski and Kristy Woodcock, winners of the 2016 Ronald Jobe Scholarshp. They received formal recognition of this honour at the VCLR Illustrator Breakfast on October 15, 2016.

Breakfast Nov 7 Russel&KathleenJobeWinners2Congratulations to the recipients of this 2015 Ronald Jobe Scholarship: Kathleen Forrester and Russell Hirsch. These two talented students were selected from an impressive field of applicants. They received formal recognition of this honour at the VCLR Illustrator Breakfast on November 7, 2015.

Bonnie-Tulloch-2014-Winner_3Bonnie Tulloch, winner of the 2014 Ron Jobe Scholarship, and Ron Jobe at the 2014 Author and Illustrator Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay October 18, 2014.

 

Winner 2013 Megan HarrisMegan Harris, winner of the 2013 Ron Jobe Scholarship, and Ron Jobe at the Fall 2013 Author and Illustrator Breakfast with Julie Flett and Julie Morstad October19, 2013.

 

JobeAward_2012_NugentCynthia Nugent, winner of the the 2012 Ron Jobe Scholarship, and Ron Jobe at the Winter 2013 Author and Illustrator Breakfast with Oliver Jeffers February 23, 2013. Click here to read Cynthia’s lovely acceptance speech.

 

Current and past Jobe Scholarship winners attending the 2014 Author and Illustrator Breakfast with Marie-Louise Gay (left to right: Karen Taylor, Ron Jobe, Bonnie Tulloch, Genevieve Brisson, Kay Weisman).2014---Bonnie-TullochCurrent and past Jobe Scholarship winners attending the 2011 Author and Illustrator Breakfast with Barbara Reid and Jo-Ellen Bogart (left to right: Karen Taylor, Shannon Ozirny, Ronald Jobe, Brianne Grant, Rob Bittner).

The 2011 Ronald Jobe Scholarship in Children’s Literature for student achievement in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program was presented to Robert Bittner by Professor Emeritus Ronald Jobe at the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Breakfast on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

 

The 2010 Ronald Jobe Scholarship in Children’s Literature for student achievement in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program was presented to Kay Weisman by Professor Emeritus Ronald Jobe at the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Breakfast on Saturday, October 16, 2010.