CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards 2022-2023

2022 – 2023

École Polytechnique Awards Winners 2022-2023
École Polytechnique Awards Winners 2022-2023

Total Value: $19,000

One award for masters study: $5,000
Two awards for doctoral studies: $7,000 each

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.

2022-2023 Winners:



Kiera Liblik - École (Masters) Award Winner 2022-2023
Kiera Liblik


B.Sc. Life Sciences (Hons), 2018, Queen’s University
M.Sc. Translational Medicine and M.D. 2019-2024, Queen’s University

Kiera is predominantly interested in the way that women’s health and cardiology intersect, acknowledging the historical gender disparity in cardiovascular research. Notably, several studies have identified that women are at higher risk of adverse mental health outcomes following acute cardiac events.

Kiera is intrigued by the complex cardiovascular risk factors and social determinants of health that may contribute to this higher risk, especially given the well-established impact that mental health has on long-term cardiovascular health.



Christina Cantin - École (Ph.D.) Award Winner 2022-2023
Christina Cantin


B.Sc.N. (Hons), 2000, St. Francis Xavier University 
M.Sc.N., 2013, University of Ottawa 
Ph.D. Nursing, 2020-2024, Queen’s University 

Christina has contributed to the promotion of evidence-informed perinatal care in her 20+ year nursing career. Christina’s research is focused on developing knowledge regarding optimal care of newborns experiencing withdrawal signs following in-utero antidepressant medication exposure.

Timely feedback of study results will enable health care providers to support shared decision making with pregnant and parenting women; this is especially important as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the mental health concerns of childbearing women. 




Casey Oliver - École (Ph.D.) Award Winner 2022-2023
Casey Oliver


B.Sc. Science and Psychology, 2014, University of Waterloo
M.A. Counselling Psychology, 2018, University of Western Ontario
M.A. Clinical Psychology, 2021, Lakehead University
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2021-2025, Lakehead University

Casey’s dissertation focuses on sexual violence that is perpetrated through technology against women. She seeks to better understand whether this type of gender-based violence effects both the mental well-being of women and their use of technology.

This could have grave implications for their academic and career participation, especially with the increasingly virtual nature of these settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-turn, this research could inform prevention and response strategies, including platform and government policies.