The International Council on Monuments and Sites Canada has selected School of Planning master's student Ashley Rudkevitch as one of two winners of their 2016 juried award.
The 2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund awards one or several grants to young Canadians who wish to travel to pursue advanced studies, carry out specialized research or take part in advanced training in the field of immovable cultural heritage.
Rudkevitch will use the prize to support her master’s thesis research on the subjective perspectives of locals and tourists toward cultural heritage in the northern community of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
This award will allow me to travel to the remote northern community of Yellowknife, NT where I will be researching the effects of tourism on the unique cultural heritage of the community. While there I will be interviewing tourists, locals, business owners, and government officials, as well as partaking in tourism and local based activities in order to identify whether there is a disconnect between the perceived 'Northern Canadian Lifestyle' and reality."