CIG welcomes all those who share an interest in Greece’s rich heritage. Applications for individual membership are welcome from anyone who wishes to support the mission and goals of the Institute, or who would like to avail themselves of the use of CIG’s services and facilities. In particular, Canadians who are studying any discipline related to the Greek world and its cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. Membership is beneficial to anyone involved in Greek studies, but is of special value to those who intend to visit and carry out research in Greece.
Other individuals with an interest in Greece and in the work of the Institute are warmly encouraged to join the Friends of CIG, either in Greece or in Canada, and thus more closely help to support the Institute’s work and community.
Institutions across Canada may also become members of CIG. Institutional membership not only brings benefits to the institution’s faculty and students, but also permits the institution to participate in shaping the Institute’s future direction.
Types of Memberships
The Institute has three categories of institutional membership. Each confers certain benefits on the member institution as well as on the institution’s faculty and students. In particular, the highest category of membership - Category A - permits the institution to play a role in shaping CIG’s future direction, goals and policy, through its representative on the Institute’s Board of Directors.
At present a total of eighteen educational institutions across Canada are members of the Canadian Institute in Greece.
Institutional Members of the CIG
University of Alberta: Department of History and Classics
University of British Columbia: Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Brock University: Department of Classics
University of Calgary: Department of Classics and Religion
University of Manitoba: Department of Classics
McMaster University: Department of Classics,
University of Montreal: Centre for Classical Studies
University of New Brunswick: Department of Classics and Ancient History and Centre for Hellenic Studies
University of Ottawa: Department of Classics and Religious Studies
Simon Fraser University: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies
University of Toronto: Department of Classics and Department of the History of Art
University of Victoria: Department of Greek and Roman Studies
University of Waterloo: Department of Classical Studies and Department of Anthropology
Wilfrid Laurier University: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
York University: Main Homepage
Classical Association of Canada: Main Homepage
Embassy of Canada to Greece: Main Homepage
Western University: Department of Classical Studies
For further information on Institutional Memberships, please contact CIG’s President, Dr Angus Smith.
To become a member of the Institute, you should normally be pursuing studies in any discipline related to the Hellenic world at the undergraduate level or above. Members thus include current Institute Fellows and interns; faculty and students from institutions of higher education, museums and other such bodies; and school teachers in Canada. The Institute may also approve applications from bona fide independent writers, artists and researchers.
Membership in CIG is a prerequisite for individuals wishing to apply through the Institute for permits from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is also a prerequisite for participation in CIG-sponsored fieldwork projects.
Benefits and privileges of membership include receipt of the Institute’s semi-annual Bulletin and invitations to Institute events in Greece and Canada, as well as the right to vote at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting. Members visiting Greece will also benefit enormously from obtaining a pass allowing free entry to all museums and archaeological sites in Greece; discounted accommodation in the Institute’s hostel; and the use of CIG’s and other foreign schools’ libraries in Athens.
To join the Institute, please register as a User and fill in an online application. To renew your Membership, please visit the online Store and update the information as necessary.
For further information on Individual Memberships, please contact CIG’s Membership Secretary, Lana Radloff.
Note: If you also require a pass allowing free entry to all archaeological sites and museums in Greece, you can find details of the requirements and application process here.
The Athens Association of Friends of the Canadian Institute was founded in 1989. Associations in Ottawa and Toronto followed in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
The Friends provide much-needed support for the Institute in many ways. They host events to involve the wider public in the work of the Institute through lectures, excursions, visits to museums and other activities. The fund-raising efforts of the Athens Friends helped the Institute to purchase its first apartment in Athens.
For an annual subscription you will be invited to a range of events and lectures especially organized for the Friends. You will also be kept updated on Institute activities via receipt of the semi-annual Bulletin.
To join the Friends and participate in supporting CIG, please fill in an application form and send it either to CIG’s Athens offices (Europe) or Membership Secretary (North America and the rest of the world).