Shadbolt Endowment

Jack and Doris Shadbolt’s long and generous history of supporting the arts in British Columbia continues with the assistance of the The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University.  

Established in 2006, this $3-million Endowment allows writers and artists, who may or may not be part of the academy, to reside and work within SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the role of a Shadbolt Fellow.  These individuals are considered leaders in the humanities and are free to perform, create, research and interact with faculty and students to enhance their own intellectual and creative horizons, as well as those of the university and the wider community.

Working in conjunction with the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, the 2015-2019 Shadbolt Fellow is Yosef Wosk.  During his tenure in this role, Yosef will appoint twenty GLS/Shadbolt Community Scholars. Over time, these scholars will form a substantial and influential group strongly connected with GLS, SFU, the community, and each other in ways that promise many opportunities for artistic and philisophic collaboration.

Previous recipients of the Award include:
Jack Shadbolt, "Encounter", 1995, acrylic on board. SFU Art Collection. Gift of the Jack Shadbolt Estate, 2006