CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award 2021-2022


Funded by the Massey Family
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.

2021-2022 Winner:

Jenna Richards - CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award WinnerJENNA RICHARDS

  • B.Mus. Piano Performance, 2013, University of Toronto
  • Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, 2014, Carleton University
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Research in Music, 2020-2024, University of Ottawa

Jenna’s research explores the relevancy of post-secondary music performance curriculum in the lives of professional musicians, particularly examining the role of extra-musical training, such as arts entrepreneurship, pedagogy, and community engagement.

As musicians have no pre-determined pathways to success, it is imperative that higher education institutions cultivate broad skillsets to prepare musicians for their “portfolio careers”.  Jenna will correspondingly study identities that are self-ascribed by and/or projected upon individuals as they formulate their divergent careers.