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The University of Calgary’s second-annual Giving Day is April 26, 2018. There are two awards of special interest to our Department: the Michael Jensen Memorial Master’s Scholarship and the Mark Grosjean Memorial Award.

Both of these awards, generously established by their families, are in honour of our former students: Michael Jensen was working on his doctoral degree requirements when he died in January 2007; Mark Grosjean had recently completed his undergraduate Honour degree with us when died in March 2018.

As many of you know, the Michael Jensen Memorial Master’s Scholarship is for students in our MA program who exemplify Michael’s qualities of scholarship, social justice activism, and participation in political discourse.

The University has other awards and initiatives (click here to read more).

Even though Giving Day is on April 26, you can give right now if you follow the instructions below.

The Giving Day campaign means that your donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500 until matching funds of $500,000 are allocated. You may also contact Siobhan Doherty at or 403-220-8291 with any questions or to pledge your support.

1. Go to the Giving Day website:

2. Click on "Give Now" (red button in the top right-hand corner).

3. Type in the amount of your gift and click "Next" (yellow button at the bottom of the screen).

4. Click on "Contribute to an Existing Fund"

5. To direct your award to The Michael A. Jensen Master's Scholarship or the Mark Grosjean Memorial Award: enter Name in box at the bottom of the payment form, The Michael A. Jensen Scholarship or the Mark Grosjean Memorial Award or there are other funds from which to select.