CBHA/ACHA Announces Inaugural Recipient of Chris Kobrak Research Fellowship

The Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Stefano Tijerina is the inaugural recipient of the Chris Kobrak Research Fellowship.

The announcement was made at the closing reception of the CBHA/ACHA Annual Conference on 150 Years of Canadian Business History in the presence of many academics, students, business leaders, archivists and the public.  The attached photo shows (L to R) Dr. Stefano Tijerina accepting the award presented by Andrew Ross (Member of the Awards Committee), and Professor Joe Martin (President of the CBHA/ACHA).

Dr. Tijerina is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine who received his Ph.D. in 2011.  Dr. Tijerina's project proposal is to study Canadian financial institutions in Latin America, and he will receive $5,000 per year over two years to support the completion of the project.  His book on this subject will be released by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.

The Chris Kobrak Research Fellowship is named in honour of the late Professor Christopher Kobrak, co-founder of the CBHA/ACHA and past Wilson/Currie Chair in Canadian Business and Financial History at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.  The Fellowship offers support for a research project in an area of Canadian business history and which will result in an academic product (scholarly article, book project, digital, oral or public history project) that advances our understanding of some aspect of Canadian business history.  The field of study is open, to any area or time period, but the Grants Committee especially encourages proposals that embrace questions that emerge from the global and international challenges faced by Canadian business.  One particular area of interest for the CBHA/ACHA is the internationalization of Canadian financial services.

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