Concordia Fellowship honours Bethune 

The Norman Bethune statue in Quartier Concordia. Magnifying glass

The Norman Bethune statue in Quartier Concordia.

Concordia has created the Norman Bethune Concordia Doctoral Fellowship.

The fellowship will be open to Chinese citizens who have demonstrated excellence and are pursuing graduate studies in areas that reflect the values and concerns of Norman Bethune, such as health, the arts, politics and humanitarian aid.

The first fellowship will be awarded for the 2011-12 academic year. Each will be worth $25 000/year and will be renewable for 3 years.

The announcement of the fellowship was made by Concordia President Judith Woodsworth on May 13 while in Shanghai as a member of the City of Montreal’s economic and university mission.

Over half of all Chinese students studying in Quebec are enrolled at Concordia.

A replica of the statue placed in honour of Bethune outside the International Peace Hospital in Shijiazhuang, China, was given to the City of Montreal by the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s. The city and Concordia recently collaborated on the revitalization of Place Norman Bethune as part of Quartier Concordia.


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