Our Scholarship Recipients Unveiled!

Montréal Pride is pleased to announce the recipients of the five (5) scholarships that were awarded as part of its program to support the excellence of Master’s and Ph.D. students who self-identify as part of the sexually and gender diverse communities (2SLGBTQIA+), and whose research projects focus on the realities of these persons in Quebec.

Two (2) Ph. D. scholarships, worth $4,500 each, were awarded to:

  • Valérie Lapointe (she), a student at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa for: The LGBTQ+ Movement in the Canadian partisan arena: a portrait and analysis of the movement-party relationship from 1960 to 2019.
  • Lamiae Bouqentar (she), a student in Communication at the University of Montréal for: Encountering and forging a queer migratory Arabity in the Montréal context.

And three (3) Master’s scholarships worth $3,000 were awarded to:

  • Hugues Lefebvre-Morasse (he/him/they), a student in Environmental design at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) for: The Québec Gay Cruising Atlas: Mapping and depiction of anonymous sex meeting sites in the province’s regional towns.
  • Ash Paré (they/them), a Social work student, specializing in studies of gender and women at McGill University for: Factors that influence mental health provision for trans, non-binary and gender-diverse persons.
  • Fallon Rouillier (they/she) a History student with a concentration in feminist studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) for: The history of the “Archives Traces lesbiennes” (1983-1993). Conserving and passing on memories.

Congratulations to all five Scholarship Recipients!

The mission of the Montréal Pride Scholarship Program for 2SLGBTQIA+ students in Research at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels, is to support the development of knowledge by and for the communities. The winners will be given the opportunity to share the results of their research with the public and with Montréal Pride partners during specially organised activities.

In 2022, 64 applications were received from students from universities across Canada. We wish to express heartfelt thanks to the members of the jury who evaluated the applications and selected the scholarship recipients. They are: Karl Boulanger, L.L.B., lawyer, Torys / member of the Montréal Pride Board of Directors; David Carpentier, M.A., Ph.D. student, University of Ottawa / member of the Montréal Pride Board of Directors; Tara Chanady, Ph. D. , Post-doctoral fellow, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal; Gabrielle Richard, Ph.D., Associate Researcher, Laboratoire LIRTES, Observatoire Universitaire International Éducation et Prévention, Université de Paris-Est Créteil; and Oswaldo Gutiérrez Bayardi, M.A., Marketing and Communications manager, Pride Montréal.

Montréal Pride Scholarships

Montréal Pride’s Scholarship Program for 2SLGBTQIA+
and Ph. D. Students in Research

This program aims to support excellence by providing five scholarships to Master’s and Ph.D. students who self-identify as gender and sexually diverse individuals (2SLGBTQIA+), whose research projects focus on the realities of gender and sexually diverse individuals and their communities. Specifically, Montréal Pride will award up to two Ph.D. scholarships, worth $4,500 each, and three master’s scholarships, worth $3,000 each. These scholarships may be combined with those awarded by Federal and Provincial funding agencies.

The specificity of this scholarship program is its focus on knowledge development by and for communities. Thus, the winners will participate in activities to share the results of their research with the public and the partners of Montréal Pride. We wish that applicants reflect the diversity of our today’s society and we encourage the following groups to submit an application:

  • Members of visible minorities, i.e. persons who are members of a minority due to the color of their skin or their cultural affiliation;
  • members of ethnic minorities; in the sense of the law, these are persons other than Indigenous people and persons of a visible minority group, and whose first language is neither English nor French;
  • women;
  • persons with disabilities; in the sense of the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration, a person with a disability is “any person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities.”
  • Indigenous persons.
  • You must be accepted or enrolled in a full-time or part-time master’s or doctoral research program at a Canadian university;
  • Your field of study must be related to the social sciences: anthropology, communication, criminology, demography, history, psycho-education, psychology, industrial relations, political science, economics, social work, sociology, etc.;
  • Your research must be in line with Montréal Pride’s mission and focus on the realities of gender and sexually diverse individuals and their communities (2SLGBTQIA+) in Montréal and/or in Québec;
  • You must self-identify as a gender and/or sexually diverse individual and as part of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities;
  • Both the application and the research can be done in French or English. To access the application form in French, please select that language on Montréal Pride’s website, and the page will be adjusted accordingly.
  • An application form;
  • A letter of recommendation from the research director or a professor;
  • Proof of enrollment in master’s or doctoral program;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Official transcripts of all university studies.


  • Call for applications: April 11, 2022
  • Deadline for submissions: May 9, 2022
  • Evaluation period: May 10-30, 2022
  • Announcement to applicants: Week of June 13, 2022

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship program, please contact [email protected]

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