PAFSO and AMBCANADA are pleased to announce the new Deborah Chatsis Indigenous Scholarship in International Affairs

The Canadian Ambassadors’ Alumni Association (AMBCANADA) and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) have established the Deborah Chatsis Indigenous Scholarship in International Affairs at Carleton University.  The Scholarship, valued at $2,000, is named in honour of former Canadian Ambassador Deborah Chatsis, a member of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Saskatchewan

Deborah is one of the first Indigenous women to join the Foreign Service.  She served in five posts abroad as well as senior assignments at headquarters before becoming Canada’s Ambassador to Vietnam and then to Guatemala andHigh Commissioner to Belize. She was also a senior advisor to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and worked in the Privy Council Office on indigenous issues.

Ms. Chatsis received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Harvard University.

The Deborah Chatsis Scholarship is awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs to an outstanding Indigenous graduate student enrolled in a program within the Faculty of Public Affairs. Preference will be for students pursuing studies within the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Contributions to the Scholarship can be made at any time by clicking here. However, Carleton University will match donations made on “Giving Tuesday” starting at midnight on November 30 on a first come, first matched basis.  Donors will receive a charitable receipt from the University; all donations received before December 31, 2021, will be eligible for a 2021 tax credit.


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