For Students & Faculty

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Elia Chair! The Chair welcomes students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and researchers who want to engage with Italian Canadian studies in any discipline.

For York University Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may be interested in the following course options with Italian-Canadian subjects offered at York University:

  • LA&PS IT 1791 9.0 Italians in North America: Migration, Immigration and Beyond (cross-listed as LA&PS SOSC 1960 9.0)
  • LA&PS IT 3721 Mapping the Italian Experience in Canada: The Literary and Cultural Perspective (cross listed as LA&PS EN 3241 6.0)

For York University Graduate Students


The CIBPA Education Foundation Award in Italian-Canadian Studies:

Future and current doctoral candidates at York University may be eligible for the CIBPA Education Foundation Award.

Description: The CIBPA Education Foundation Award in Italian-Canadian Studies will be awarded to an entering or continuing PhD student in Italian-Canadian Studies. The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto (CIBPA) is a non-profit member organization founded in 1952. Its mandate is to promote and cultivate the business, professional, cultural and social interests of its members, and to serve as their local voice, as well as representing the Italian-Canadian community at large.

To Apply: Students must submit an application to the Faculty of Graduate studies using the application submission portal. The applicant's statement section should outline how the student's research is aligned with the scope of the award. Upload required material(s), merged into one PDF file, 1) an up-to-date CV, 2) a copy of transcript for the most two recent years of study (an unofficial transcript or records from student account are acceptable).

For York University Faculty

The Elia Chair provides a modest fund to help with the research and travel needs of York faculty engaged in activities related to Italian-Canadian studies. Research in any discipline (or of an interdisciplinary nature) related to Italian-Canadian studies is eligible for funding. Priority will be given to small-scale research projects, or specific investigations within larger efforts, which would not be conducted or brought to completion without Elia Chair funding. Priority will be given to new applicants.

For further information, deadlines, and how to apply, click here. Note that this fund is only available to York faculty.


For External Students & Researchers

Not a student or faculty at York?


If you are a student or researcher engaged in activities related to Italian-Canadian studies, the Mariano A. Elia Chair wants to learn more about your work.

Independent researchers or those affiliated with other universities, public or private institutions interested in connecting with the Elia Chair can do so via email: