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.
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)
The Mariano A. Elia Chair Graduate Student Scholarships:
This year’s scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Gabriele Scardellato, longstanding chairholder of the Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies.
The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies offers three scholarships of $1,000 annually to York University graduate students in any discipline whose research contributes to our understanding of Italians in Canada, or the Italian-Canadian (or related) experience.
This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University, and adjudicated with the advice of a Chair-designated committee. Please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 1 of a given academic year and decisions rendered normally by June or July. When March 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until the end of the next available business day.
To Apply: Please submit the following documents through the York University Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Award Submission Portal. Completed applications can be submitted until March 1 (or the next business day) of any given academic year. A completed application includes:
- Completed FGS Award Application form.The applicant's statement section should outline how the student's research contributes to an understanding of Italians in Canada, or the Italian-Canadian (or related) experience.
- Updated CV
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.
For further information, deadlines, and how to apply, click here. Note that this fund is only available to York faculty.
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: email@example.com.