TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank, together with Canadian
Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Massey College at the
University of Toronto, look forward to welcoming another Latin American
journalist to take part in the eight-month Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism
Fellowship at Massey College at the University of Toronto in 2013-2014.
In its fourth year, this program creates an opportunity for a mid-career
journalist from South America, Central America, the Caribbean or Mexico
to participate in a two-semester fellowship hosted by Massey College at
the University of Toronto. Previous fellows have been from El Salvador,
Mexico and Venezuela.
"As Canada's most international bank, we work with reporters in many
countries who regularly demonstrate their professionalism and we
commend the contribution that they make to society, sometimes at great
personal risk," said Sue Graham Parker, Executive Vice President,
Scotiabank Global Human Resources. "Past participants in this
fellowship have been very clear about the high personal and
professional value of this kind of opportunity and we're very proud to
work with CJFE and Massey College to make it happen as part of our
Bright Future philanthropic program."
"This fellowship is essential to helping increase, as Canadians, our
knowledge of a huge region that has largely been ignored by North
America for too long," said John Fraser, Master of Massey College.
"With our fine collaboration with Scotiabank and CJFE, this can only
"We value this fellowship as both a successful partnership and a unique
intersection of CJFE's Canadian and international programming," said
Annie Game, Executive Director of CJFE. "While this program increases
our understanding of the working conditions faced by journalists
throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, it provides a unique
opportunity, as past fellows will attest, to participate in a
meaningful exchange with other journalists from around the world that
increases their skills and broadens their perspective. We look forward
to welcoming the 2013/2014 Fellow to Toronto in September."
Run in tandem with the Canadian Journalism Fellowships, the
Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellow has an opportunity to broaden his or
her horizons by spending eight months in residence at Massey College
and auditing courses at the University of Toronto. The Fellowship also
provides an opportunity to forge new connections with the Canadian
media, while expanding on work related to a significant issue, always
with a view to applying this experience upon return to their home
country. The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowship is
Friday, March 1, 2013.
For more information on the program and past winners, visit:
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is a Canadian organization founded in 1981 that works to defend and
protect the right to free expression in Canada and around the world.
Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential
to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression
rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and
groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression
Massey College is the only independent residential college solely for graduate
students in the University of Toronto. Its architect-designed
facilities provide a community for distinguished senior scholars, for
elected graduates who are called Junior Fellows and some eminent
members of the non-academic world. Since its inception in 1963, the
College has also hosted the Journalism Fellowship Program (initially
named the Southam Journalism Fellowships) whereby several mid-career
journalists are annually offered Fellowships allowing them to take a
leave of absence from their work to audit courses of any subject at
University of Toronto and to generally broaden their horizons.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's
most international bank. With more than 81,000 employees, Scotiabank
and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more than 55
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products
and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment
banking. In December 2012, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to
be named Global Bank of the Year and Bank of the Year in the Americas
by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication. With assets of $668 billion (as at October 31, 2012),
Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS).
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, 'Bright Future'. For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
For further information:
For more information contact: Amy Johnson, CJFE Program Coordinator 416 515-9622 x.231 firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Cufre, International Media Communications, Scotiabank, 416-866-4833, email@example.com