The Student Overseas Travel Fund (the Sonia Enjamio Award) provides funds to help Canadian students study in Cuba and Cuban students study in Canada. For Canadian students, the fund provides a subsidy towards the program fee to participate in Devs 305 Cuban Culture and Society, which includes a two-week component in Havana.
We are also building this award to assist Cuban students, particularly graduate students, who have been accepted to study at Queen's.
Sonia Enjamio (1945-2010) was a University of Havana historian. She specialized in women's history, and the history of the Cuban Revolution She was one of the founders of the Queen's/University of Havana exchange, and visited Queen's and Canada several times.
Through the Queen's/University of Havana exchange, hundreds of Queen's students have had the opportunity to learn, question and broaden their horizons by visiting Havana. We are committed to expanding this fund to help Cuban students come to Queen's for a study period as well. The Student Overseas Travel Fund (the Sonia Enjamio fund embodies the sentiment that Sonia lived by: education, friendship and mutual respect across borders. Any donation, of any amount, is gratefully appreciated.