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Announcing the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill 

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Spotlight on Our Grantees

The European Climate Foundation (ECF)

ECF was created by a group of philanthropic foundations to collboratively invest in research, policy development, and advocacy in order to increase the political and policy viability of pursuing a net-zero carbon future. John McCall MacBain was...

The International Summer Research Program at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

One of two Swiss federal institutes of technology, EPFL is a highly-ranked public research institute and university specializing in natural sciences and engineering. Each summer, EPFL chooses 25 students from around the world and provides them...

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa through scholarships for masters level study for young African leaders at universities in South Africa. Mandela Rhodes Scholars exhibit leadership with a dedication...

The Loran Scholars Foundation

The Loran Scholars Foundation provides the top undergraduate award in Canada. The program, which is highly selective based on the three pillars of character, service and leadership, provides a comprehensive schedule of enrichment opportunities...

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre

The Ontario Education Leadership Centre engages and educates youth from grades six through twelve in the summer so that they can return to their schools with the skills and resources to make a positive difference with their peers, neighborhoods...
The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Scholarships enables exceptional post-graduate students to study at the University of Oxford on the basis of great academic achievement, character, leadership and commitment to service. Scholars are provided with support to develop...

Updates from the McCall MacBain Foundation

Now Hiring: Grants and Administration Officer

Toronto, Ontario (January 25, 2021)  The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Administration Officer. In this role, you will help manage our relationships with grantees doing outstanding work...

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Now Hiring: Grants & Administration Officer

Toronto, Ontario (November 9, 2020)  The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Administration Officer. In this role, you will help manage our relationships with grantees doing outstanding work...

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Our Impact

Congratulations to the first class of @mccallmacbainscholars at @mcgillu, and to all those who were considered for the program! We are so proud to provide these students with opportunities to realize their potential. Each scholar was chosen based on their character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strengths and intellectual curiosity. In the words of John McCall MacBain: “The global challenges we face as a society need the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of these scholars.” Learn more about the inaugural recipients of Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies, at: mccallmacbainscholars.org/our-scholars ...

Are you a talented @mcgillu graduate with strong character and leadership potential? Applications are open for the John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford.

Applicants must have completed at least one degree at McGill by August 2021 and must be admitted to a graduate course that is offered at Wadham College.

Applications are due April 6th at 14:00pm EDT. Visit https://www.mccallmacbain.org/wadham/ to apply!

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Today's #GranteeSpotlight is on the Kupe Leadership Scholarships at @universityofauckland.

In 2017, the McCall MacBain Foundation partnered with the University of Auckland to create the Kupe Leadership Scholarships, which give exceptional scholars an integrated financial, personal and professional experience that equips them to succeed as leaders in New Zealand, and internationally.

Pictured above is one of the 2020 Kupe Leadership Scholars we are proud to support, Sung-Min Jun. Sung-Min is completing a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours). He shares the following:

“Embarking on a career in medicine, I am passionate about equity within healthcare. Of particular interest to me is the role of healthcare professionals in perpetuating or reducing health inequities. Research consistently shows that factors like ethnicity (i.e. Māori vs non- Māori) play a significant role in determining the quality of care a patient receives.

While multifactorial, a large part of this can be attributed to the attitudes and decisions a healthcare professional makes. New Zealand has come far in educating and working towards attaining this standard, however, we still have a lot to achieve and hope for. I aim to utilise all that I can to continue to foster and take part in developing the attitudes required to address this issue.”

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From @mccallmacbainscholars: Best wishes to a few more McCall MacBain Scholarship finalists as they participate in interviews this week! These three come from @UofT and @universityofvictoria.⁠⁠
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@newcollegetoronto #urbanstudies student AJ Bimm is captain of the @varsitybluestf team and has represented #UofT in national and provincial championships. He recently co-founded a group for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) student-athletes.⁠⁠
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Grace Ma has pursued two passions – humanities and environmental science – throughout her studies @trinitycollegetoronto. She has been involved with the @trinity.review literary arts journal for four years and co-leads @uteatoronto, an environmental action group.⁠⁠
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@UVicSoc student Megan Ingram has dedicated her time to giving back to the disabled and queer communities that have supported her. She advocated for the needs of underrepresented students on campus via #uvicsenate and as an advisor on accessibility and accommodation. Megan also volunteered as an orientation leader.⁠⁠
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🗓️ Want to learn more about the McCall MacBain Scholarships? Join our info sessions on March 23 and 24. RSVP ➡️ link in bio.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
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Thank you Mayor @val_plante for having taken the time to meet this afternoon with the finalists for the @mccallmacbainscholars at @mcgillu. What a rich discussion on #leadership, #civicengagement, and the city of #Montreal. Tomorrow is the first day of final interviews for these inaugural 50 finalists. ...

Applications are now open for the John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford.

This scholarship was established by friends of John McCall MacBain in his honour to support talented @mcgillu graduates of strong character with leadership potential to improve the lives of others. The award is valued at up to GBP 40,000 – 50,000 per year for the regular duration of the graduate course taken full-time.

Applicants must have completed at least one degree at McGill by August 2021 and must be admitted to a graduate course that is offered at Wadham College.

Applications are due April 6th at 14:00pm EDT. Visit https://www.mccallmacbain.org/wadham/ to apply!

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Today's #GranteeSpotlight is on @outsidelookinginshow. For 13 years, Outside Looking In has used the power of dance to build confidence, team building, and life skills for Indigenous youth in Canada. An Indigenous-led organization, Outside Looking In runs programs in 26 Indigenous communities across the country.

The McCall MacBain Foundation is thrilled to support Outside Looking In's alumni programming.

Hear from Dawson, who shares how the program has helped with confidence building!
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Meet @uwinnipeg graduates Chanelle Lajoie, Josh Swain, and Sophia Hershfield, three of the inaugural finalists for the @mccallmacbainscholars @mcgillu.

Chanelle Lajoie organizes community gatherings to educate people on Indigenous sovereignty on Turtle Island and Treaty 1 Territory. They create films about queer Métis experiences, raise awareness of harms caused by policing, and edit a bi-monthly magazine to share prisoners’ lived experiences with the public. Lajoie works part-time as program coordinator and as a reunification support mentor for families impacted by the child welfare system.

Josh Swain engages with his Métis heritage by helping run a campus group that supports Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This past year, he also helped teach biology and financial literacy to Indigenous students.

Sophia Hershfield organized events and served on a national advisory committee to create more queer spaces within the Jewish community. On campus, she co-organized the largest business case competition in Western Canada, organized an annual trip for 50 politically interested students from across the country, and volunteered with her local Hillel chapter.

They will join 47 other Canadian peers from 28 universities at virtual final interviews next week with Canadian leaders from academia, business, government, and the social sector.

Congratulations Chanelle, Josh, and Sophia!
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We are so pleased to share the McCall MacBain Foundation's latest Impact Report. Since 2007, we have committed over CAD $400 million primarily to initiatives in education and scholarships, climate change and environment, and health. Over 800 grants have been given, and over 1400 students have been supported with scholarships, fellowships, internships, and enrichment programs. Head to https://www.mccallmacbain.org/ to read the report in full.

#philanthropy #impact #education #scholarships #climatechange
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Meet the inaugural finalists of the @mccallmacbainscholars! These 50 Canadian students and alumni will attend final interviews for the McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada's first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship program for master's and professional studies.⁠

Just a few of the varied activities they're involved in:⁠
🌱 organizing climate action groups⁠
📘 editing and running student journals⁠
🤖 volunteering with artificial intelligence and robotics projects⁠
🗨️ establishing anti-racism initiatives⁠
😷 working on public health, data, and educational projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic⁠

While they have different interests and pursuits, what unites them is the inner drive to learn, lead, and make a positive impact in other people’s lives.⁠
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