CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards 2020-2021

2020 – 2021

Total Value: $12,000 —

One award for masters study: $5,000
One award for doctoral study: $7,000

Commemorates the fourteen women students murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. For graduate studies in any field. The applicant must justify the relevance of her work to women.

2020-2021 Winners: 

Jillian Campbell 

Suzie Dunn


Jillian CampbellJillian Campbell

  • B.A. Political Science, Minor in Economics, 2008, University of Calgary
  • B.Sc. Biology (Hons.), 2019, Vancouver Island University
  • M.Sc. Biology, 2019-2021, University of Victoria

Marine biodiversity data are limited due to the challenging, dangerous, and time-intensive methods of collecting species diversity and abundance data. Jillian’s research will determine the applicability of using tidal current as a proxy for fish biodiversity in data limited areas and establish its value as an ecological indicator for use in marine conservation efforts. Ten locations in British Columbia with differing current regimes were studied using SCUBA to determine the variations in fish community composition.


Suzie DunnSuzie Dunn

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) with a Specialization in Law and Technology, 2015, University of Ottawa 
  • L.L.M. with a Specialization in Law and Technology, 2017, University of Ottawa
  • Ph.D., Law, 2017-2023, University of Ottawa

Suzie’s research centers on the intersections of gender, equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces. As technology evolves, perpetrators of gender-based violence have found ways to use these new technologies to harm women. Suzie’s research examines what legal, social, and technical response could help prevent this form of violence against women.