Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies

Continuing Studies at UVic offers the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies to students looking to participate in a heritage studies learning activity abroad.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, the Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies, or any degree program at the University of Victoria.

The Kalman Award supports travel and other expenses for activities in which students can expand their learning experiences and professional networks. The current value of the Kalman Award is a maximum of $1,500.

Funded learning experiences include:

  • Attendance at heritage-related courses, seminars, workshops and conferences in locations outside Canada or the student's country of residence, whether offered by the University of Victoria or by other institutions.
  • An internship with an international government entity or with a heritage firm or professional (Canadian or international) working outside Canada.
  • Self-directed study (ie AHVS 491A) in heritage conservation in a location outside Canada or the student's country of residence.


Applications will be assessed by how well the proposed activity will complement the student's academic program and/or career goals.

  • Academic excellence - preference will be given to applicants who have excellent student records.
  • Opportunity for broadened perspectives - preference will be given to applicants whose proposed activity provides an experience much different (culturally, politically, geographically) than they can have where they live or were raised.
  • Impact of the award - while the demonstration of financial need is not a requirement, preference may be given to students who are needful of support, when other aspects of the applications are equal.

In addition, the applicant must not have received a Kalman Award in the previous 24 months.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies, please contact Miranda Angus, Program Coordinator for an application form.

Congratulations to our 2017 Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies Winners Lesley Golding and Lane McGarrity!

Lesley GoldingLesley Golding, UVic Public History MA student, will be using the award to travel to the international “MuseumNext” Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Lesley currently works as the Registrar at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and will gain the opportunity to learn about best practices in the museum and heritage fields in an international setting that she can apply to her present and future work in the Canadian heritage sector. In her words: “Attendance at the MuseumNext 2017 Conference will provide me with a wonderful learning opportunity to engage and network with hundreds of seasoned professionals and students from over 32 different countries .”




Lane McGarrity, UVic CRMP Diploma student, will be using the award to travel to the international “Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History” Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Lane is currently a research assistant at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, and hopes to learn from this conference the most effective ways to educate the public on stories of conflicted history. Of special interest to Lane is “how the historical narratives constructed in museums help to shape new social relations in a dynamically changing present.”