The Library Award Winner for 2016 is the Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures in Guelph, Ontario. They were nominated by CFUW Guelph. Their proposed project is a multicultural family literacy program, which utilizes books written in multiple languages to help teach English to immigrant families. It is a multi- generational program, focusing on the family as a whole. Although it is a literacy based project, participants will benefit in many other ways: social opportunities, capacity building, community involvement, and lessening the sense of isolation by encouraging participation in group activities.
2016-2017 Award Winners
CFUW Dr. Margaret McWilliams Pre-Doctoral Fellowship CFUW Dr. Margaret McWilliams Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Value: $11,000 This fellowship, established in 1952, honours Margaret McWilliams, first CFUW President (1919-1923), who dedicated her life to furthering the status of women through improved access to higher education and the active involvement of women in public life. It is awarded to a woman who has completed at least one calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application. 2016-2017 Winner: JAMIE ROTHENBURGER 2016-2017 Winner: JAMIE ROTHENBURGER D.V.M., 2010, University of Saskatchewan Master […]
2016-2017 Winner: MICHELLE DUNCANSON 2016-2017 Winner: MICHELLE DUNCANSON B.Sc. Physical Therapy, 1993, McGill University M.Ed., 2008, Brock University Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, 2014-2018, University of Toronto Post-secondary education (PSE) credentials lay the foundation for future employment opportunities and narrow the wage gap for people with disabilities; however, they make up only a small proportion of those attending PSE and face barriers and discrimination in access. Michelle’s research will examine how the intersecting social identities of gender and disability influence PSE transition experience of men and women with physical disabilities. Exploring gender and disability specific transition experiences is important to help identify and reduce disability and gender related […]
2016-2017 Winner: VIVIAN HUANG 2016-2017 Winner: VIVIAN HUANG B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, 2013, University of Calgary M.A. Psychology, 2016, Ryerson University Ph.D. Psychology, 2016-2020, Ryerson University Vivian’s research examines the influence of cultural factors on the overall well-being of older Chinese immigrants in Canada. With an expanding aging population and a growing Chinese Canadian population, this research enhances our understandings of the relationship between cultural practices, acculturation, and well-being among older adults in the Chinese community, as well as the importance of cultural influence in the aging process.
CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award 2016-2017 CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award Funded by the Massey Family 2017-2018 Value: $5,000 Established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts. For post-graduate studies in the visual arts/fine arts, such as painting or sculpture; or in music. The award is tenable in Canada or abroad. 2016-2017 Winner: ELIZABETH MACISAAC 2016-2017 Winner: ELIZABETH MACISAAC B.Mus., 1984, University of Victoria M.A Studies in Musicology, 1989, University of Victoria Doctor of Musical Arts in […]
Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship 2017-2018 Value: $6,000 The fellowship is open to candidates enrolled in studies in Human Ecology including Family and Consumer Sciences, at the masters or doctoral level. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application. The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development. 2016-2017 Winner: KATE SINCLAIR 2016-2017 Winner: KATE SINCLAIR Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition […]
CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award CFUW LINDA SOUTER HUMANITIES AWARD Value: $6,000 Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW). Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology. The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies. […]
CFUW Memorial Fellowship CFUW Memorial Fellowship Value: $8,000 Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering. This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad. 2016-2017 Winner: EMILY UNDERWOOD 2016-2017 Winner: EMILY UNDERWOOD B.Sc. Biological Science (Hons.), 2015, University of GuelphM.Sc. Medical Science, 2015-2017, University of Toronto Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and the vast majority of cases are treated with anti-estrogen endocrine therapies. While these therapies significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer […]