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Candis Graham Award Winner - University of Victoria
Lukas Bhandar is the latest winner of the Candis Graham Award for Writing in the Fine Arts program at UVic. Congratulations to Lukas!
Joy Fisher, the winner of the 2012 Candis Graham Award, has written a tribute to Graham. Joy has completed the undergraduate creative writing program with a concentration in creative non-fiction, playwriting and screenwriting. Much of her creative non-fiction explores LGBT and diversity issues. Graham, who died several years ago, was a mentor to many aspiring writers, straight and LGBT alike. Joy's article appeared in Plenitude Magazine.http://plenitudemagazine.ca/
Plenitude is edited by a former Graham Award winner, Andrea Routley. She writes: "Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTQ literature through a biannual publication of literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTQ writers. Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting."
Our West Coast High School Winners - Jack Hallam Human Rights Awards for 2013
We have two new Lambda winners at Gulf Islands Secondary School, Salt Spring Island, BC. Bailey Dalton and Brooke Middleton. Both of them have been very active in the school's gay-straight alliance, and have organized and participated in a number of activities at the school and in the community to help LGBTI students feel at home, and heterosexual students to become their allies. Congratulations to Bailey and Brooke! You two are an inspiration to us all.
OUR DONOR: Jack Hallam
Jack Hallam, a resident of Salt Spring Island, BC, is Lambda's pioneer in sponsoring human rights awards in high schools. Through his generous donation to Lambda, we were able to set up two such awards at Gulf Islands Secondary School on the island. These $1000 awards foster and reward youth who establish gay/straight alliances, foster anti-bullying initiatives and take positive action against racism and other forms of discrimination. We at Lambda hope to establish similar awards in other Canadian secondary schools with donations from people like you who care about our youth - just like Jack Hallam does.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:44|