Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services

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 iSMSS is unique in its set-up, the only office of its kind that is a part of a major university's Education Faculty. Our work is groundbreaking, and absolutely necessary to improve the well-being of LGBTQ2S+ folks not only in Edmonton, but across our province, our country, and our world. You can support the work we do by making a charitable donation to any of our programs, services, or projects. 

All donations to the iSMSS are eligible for a charitable tax deduction receipt, from the University of Alberta.

If you would like more information on how you can establish an undergraduate or graduate scholarship, award, prize, bursary, or endowment to help support sexual and minority students and research, please contact us and help light the way for the next generation. 

 

  • Camp fYrefly Fund

    This unrestricted fund supports the Institute's award-winning Camp fYrefly
 leadership program for sexual and gender minority youth. A donation of $300.00 pays the𠊏ood and accommodation costs for one youth to attend Camp fYrefly. Send a 
kid to camp and give them the chance you never had!

  • Establish a scholarship

    Support sexual and gender minority students and research
.

    If you would like more information on how you can establish an undergraduate or graduate scholarship, award, prize, bursary, or endowment to help support sexual and gender minority students and research, please contact us and help “light the way” for the next generation of leaders.

  • iSMSS Sustainability Endowment

    The iSMSS Sustainability Endowment helps to support core operations and allows us to continue to develop innovative and award-winning programming and research.

    Our interdisciplinary research environment is enhanced by the presence of several world-class research institutes and centres. Areas of research expertise include: assessment and measurement, science, technology and math education, sexual minority studies, and learning disabilities among others.
  • Lighting the Way Fund

    This unrestricted fund allows iSMSS to develop innovative projects such as our nohomophobes.com initiative. This fund also helps us to support new research-based educational programs, community outreach activities, and allows us to bring world-renowned queer scholars to provide public lectures and to work with our students.

    Our interdisciplinary research environment is enhanced by the presence of several world-class research institutes and centres. Areas of research expertise include: assessment and measurement, science, technology and math education, sexual minority studies, and learning disabilities among others.
  • Michael Phair Leadership Award Endowment

    Each year iSMSS offers two $1000.00 leadership awards to undergraduate students who exemplify Michael Phair’s commitment to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, or queer communities. To support the Michael Phair Leadership Endowment, please donate online or download our donation form:

    Our interdisciplinary research environment is enhanced by the presence of several world-class research institutes and centres. Areas of research expertise include: assessment and measurement, science, technology and math education, sexual minority studies, and learning disabilities among others.
  • Orlando Books Collective Entrance Award Endowment

    Every year iSMSS offers one $1000 entrance award to a high school student entering the University of Alberta for an undergraduate degree program. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership qualities and involvement in school and community activities. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, or queer communities.

    To support the Orlando Books Collective Entrance Award Endowment, please donate online or download our donation form:

  • Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship Endowment

    Each year iSMSS offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student at the University of Alberta with superior academic achievement and quality research focused on sexual and gender minority studies and their application in advocating for sexual and gender minorities in educational and community contexts.

    To support the Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship Endowment, please donate online or download our donation form:

  • U of A Pride Week Fund

    The U of A Pride Week Fund helps to support the development and delivery of Pride Week on U of A campuses.

    Our interdisciplinary research environment is enhanced by the presence of several world-class research institutes and centres. Areas of research expertise include: assessment and measurement, science, technology and math education, sexual minority studies, and learning disabilities among others.