Canada awards grant to Oswego professors

Dr. Don Masterson, an associate professor of English at SUNY Oswego, has received a $3,000 faculty enrichment grant from the Canadian Embassy. Masterson co-authored the grant with Amy Shore of the college’s new cinema and screen studies program.

The grant is funded by the Canadian government to develop courses in Canadian studies to be taught in U.S. universities. Masterson and Shore are creating a class in Canadian cinema. The class will be offered in fall 2008 and will become part of the cinema studies program.

This summer and fall they are traveling to film festivals in Toronto, Montreal, Banff and Vancouver to attend screenings and to meet with emerging Canadian filmmakers.

Masterson and Shore also received campus funding for this program, including a campus Curriculum Improvement Grant and funds from the college’s Office of International Education and Programs.

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(Posted: Jul 17, 2007)