Public Lectures

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15th 

OVERVIEW

Universities across Canada may submit proposals to the AWFC for any lectures related to animal welfare that are promoted to the general public, as well as to the student body. In the past, we have funded lectures hosted by the Guelph veterinary school or UBC’s animal welfare program. However, the application process is open to any Canadian university and faculty that may have an interest in animal welfare issues (e.g. Faculties of Law, Medicine, Environmental Science, Centres for Applied Ethics, Journalism, etc.).

Up to $2k in funding is available to help pay for costs related to travel or honorariums for guest speakers, as well as some promotion costs. AWFC does not pay for food and beverages served at such events.

HOW TO APPLY

Universities and the host faculty member(s) may email info@awfc.ca by September 15th with a detailed email or 1-2 page document outlining their plan for the lecture, including lecture topic, possible speakers, timing, promotion and marketing plan, venue, and expected attendance. Funding decisions will be announced by the end of December.

WHAT WE DO FUND:

  • Speaker honorarium and travel costs
  • Audio/Visual equipment rental
  • Venue rental 
  • Event Marketing costs

WHAT WE DO NOT FUND:

  • Event sponsorship
  • Food/drink at events
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Costs for projects that have commenced or were completed prior to application

PAST RECIPIENTS

For examples of previous campus lectures that AWFC has funded, see below:

HOW TO DONATE

Donations may be made online through our digital donations partner, CanadaHelps.org, by clicking on the Donate Now button below. A tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately upon completion of your donation. Donations may also be made by cheque and mailed to:

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

643-1231 Pacific Blvd

Vancouver, BC V6Z 0E2

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