Jieun Lee & Logaine Navascues Receive the 2020 Ronald Jobe Scholarship in Children’s Literature

Jieun Lee is currently completing a middle-grade novel for her thesis project on the resiliency of migrant children and the importance of building community. She was the Associate Editor and former reviewer for Young Adulting and worked as a Literacy Mentor for kids in grades 3-5 with the Writers’ Exchange. Jieun was involved in the planning of the Biennial Graduate Conference in Children’s Literature, as well as the summer school for the Erasmus Mundus International Master in Children’s Literature, Media & Culture program. She has also worked as a Literacy Facilitator at the London Public Library.

Logaine Navascues is a Peruvian creative director and artist with over 15 years experience leading communications and cultural projects. She is actively writing a novel for her multidimensional thesis, one which will reflect more than one experimental form. Logaine is active as a volunteer for the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, the MACL Student Conferences, and her local community. She was one of four curators and the graphic designer for the large 2020 exhibit on the Evolution of the Picturebook installed in UBC’s Rare Books and the Irving Barber Learning Centre.

More about the Ron Jobe Scholarship

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia established the Ronald Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship for students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program. Dr. Jobe, Professor Emeritus of the Language and Literacy Department,  Faculty of Education, was  deeply involved in this interdisciplinary children’s literature program jointly offered by SLAIS, LLED, the English Department and the Creative Writing Program.  Dr. Jobe established the Children’s Literature Roundtables across Canada , co-ordinated the annual Serendipity conference of the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, and spent years promoting Canadian children’s literature worldwide, through organizations such as the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), of which he was the first non-European President.

More information, including the online application form, can be found at the UBC iSchool Awards webpage here.

If  you’d like to make a donation to the Ron Jobe Award, go to UBC’s Development and Alumni Engagment Page. The scholarship type is “Other” and the specific scholarship is  the Ron Jobe Children’s Literature Scholarship (E871).