AICF Programs

Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Karl C. Ivarson through a bequest to the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation. In establishing the award, Dr. Ivarson wished to support students from his home province of Alberta in their pursuit of studies in agricultural sciences.

The recipients of the Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year were announced in December 2015.  

 

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies

This Scholarship was created by Dr. Karl C. Ivarson through a gift to the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation. Dr. Ivarson's wish was to provide financial support to a student(s) entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology agro-ecology or other related disciplines) at a Canadian university.

The 2015 recipients were announced in May 2015.

 

Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship

In 1990, the AICF created the Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship in honour of past-president and agri-finance leader, Douglas McRorie, PAg, FAIC. Mr. McRorie served as the Vice-President of Agriculture for the Royal Bank and was a well-respected agricultural leader in Canada. Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade at a Canadian university. This scholarship is made available through the support of the RBC Foundation.

The 2015 recipients were announced in May 2015.

 

KLINCK LECTURE

Established by the AIC in 1966, the Klinck Lecture series is named after Dr. Leonard S. Klinck, first president of AIC's predecessor, the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists. For almost 40 years this annual program sponsored prominent authorities from around the world on cross-Canada speaking tours focusing on national and international agricultural issues and developments.

The AIC Foundation now manages the Klinck Lecture program.

 

The Blackburn Extension Fund

Canadian Society of Extension Legacy

One of the major goals resulting from the dissolution of the Canadian Society of Extension (CSE) was that a legacy be created to carry on the education of Extension principles. The CSE Dissolution Team approached the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation (AICF) to establish an Extension Speakers program.

This fund, created by a $15000 gift from the former Canadian Society of Extension, supported the expenses of current, credible speakers at national and regional events on topics related to the principles of extension and development.

Read more here.