The Ex Libris Association Board is pleased to report that the Indigenous Student Bursary, created in 2023, has been awarded to William Fayant, a student with an excellent GPA in his second year in the Library and Information Technician Program at Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology. William sent us the following thank you message.

“As I currently understand it, 2023 marks the first year this bursary has been awarded, in what I hope shall be the case for many years to come.  Being an initial recipient, I understand, first-hand, just how much this award can change a person’s life.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Ex Libris Association for their support in the 2023-24 academic year. As a Library and Information Technology student, and as a Cree/Metis man from Treaty 4 Territory, receiving this bursary has been a life-changing experience for me: I am now enrolled full-time in my studies, and can begin my path to a life-long career in the library field much sooner than I could have without the Ex Libris Association’s generous support. Thank you very much, ELA, for your kind investment towards my future!”

–       William Fayant, Ex Libris Association Indigenous Student Bursary recipient (2023)

Fundraising is currently under way to fund the 2024 award.  If you would like to donate to the bursary, please contact

If you would like more information on the bursary, see