Jump to Main Content
Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size

Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information
LEADERSHIP, HIGHER &  ADULT EDUCATION

AECD Graduate Scholarships

 

Explore the following scholarships established by AECD Professors, Dr. Bonnie Burstow and Dr. Roxanna Ng.

Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry
An exciting new scholarship has been established at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Called “The Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry,” it is to be awarded annually to an OISE thesis student conducting antipsychiatry inquiry. What makes this initiative so important?

• It is a historical breakthrough. While academics have been conducting antipsychiatry research for well over for half a century now, this is the very first time that an award of this nature is available. As such, it signals to the world that this field of inquiry has come of age.
• The scholarship is being materialized at an opportune time. Key academics have demonstrated the enormous harm done by psychiatry (see Burstow 2015 and Breggin 2008), with the number of books and articles in this area rapidly growing. Correspondingly, as Whitaker (2010) argues, we have arrived at a moment where imminent action is called for, for we are now facing “an epidemic of iatrogenic [doctor-created] illness.”
• Given the overwhelmingly and disproportionate availability of “regular” scholarships for studying issues related to psychiatry, equity and academic freedom themselves require that antipsychiatry scholars, including exceptional ones, have more equitable access to scholarship support.
• Scholars at OISE, University of Toronto are at the centre of and at the cutting edge of much of this research. At present, the largest single group of antipsychiatry scholars anywhere in North America are the members of the Burstow thesis support group at OISE, which itself is attracting/inspiring scholars far and wide. This scholarship will add an additional magnet for attracting excellent future scholars. Correspondingly, already a wide range of exciting new forays into psychiatry are being made by these students.
A possible precursor of a better society, this scholarship, in short, is part of a necessary synergy happening locally and globally that aims to foster research, policy, and social change informed by the critical resurgence of the antipsychiatry movement.

 A possible precursor of a better society, this scholarship, in short, is part of a necessary synergy happening locally and globally that aims to foster research, policy, and social change informed by the critical resurgence of the antipsychiatry movement.

This is a matching scholarship in which Dr. Bonnie Burstow will match up to $50,000 dollars in donations from others. Please donate to make it possible. Thank you in advance for your support!

The following video clarifies the significance of the Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry, while giving viewers a broader understanding of antipsychiatry. 

 

 
 

Roxana Ng memorial Scholarship in Equity      
To be awarded to one or more doctoral students in the Adult Education and Community Development program on the basis of financial need and research focus. Preference will be given to students pursuing research on a topic related to gender, race, immigration, imperialism, colonialism, and activism connected to community development or work place learning and social change.

Applicants must be registered students during the current academic year and must have a demonstrated financial need based on the University’s criteria. 

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $6,900) and the number of recipients.

Submit an application form and a financial assessment form  by April 1, to Lise Watson, Financial Aid Coordinator, Office of the Registrar & Student Services, Rm 8-277, 8th Floor, OISE. Please submit a hard copy.