The Hédi Bouraoui Mediterranean Scholarship with Emphasis on the Maghreb
This award is offered in honour of Hédi Bouraoui, a distinguished York faculty member. It is intended to promote student research into the Maghreb set in a Mediterranean context. The Maghreb is an area of North Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea, and has thus historically been a crossroads of civilizations, cultures, and religions. The area includes Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, three Arabic- and Berber-speaking countries that also use French extensively. Studies of historical/ literary/ artistic interaction of, for instance, Spain/ Morocco, Italy/ Tunisia, France/ Algeria/ Morocco/ Tunisia, eastern Mediterranean (Phoenicians) / North Africa, etc., would be encouraged. The scholarship is awarded to the student who presents the best research proposal or the best piece of academic work in an area related to Maghreb studies.
CRITERIA & PROCESS
Awarded to the student, graduate or undergraduate, who presents the best research proposal or the best piece of academic work in the area of Maghrebian studies in a Mediterranean context. The CMC (Canada-Mediterranean Centre) Executive Committee will solicit proposals and nominations for the award. A selection committee, including 2 faculty members familiar with this area of study, as determined by the Office of the VP (Academic), will choose the recipient(s), on the basis of the academic merit of the proposal or piece of work.