CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award / CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winners 2019-2020


Value: $6,000

2019-2020 Souter AwardsInaugurated 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.

2019-2020 Winners:

MEAGAN BREAULT – CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winner

Tiffany Kaewen Dang

  • TiffanyB.A. Architecture (Hons.), 2014, University of Toronto
  • M.L.A. Landscape Architecture, 2017, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. Geography, 2018-2022, University of Cambridge

Tiffany Kaewen Dang’s current doctoral research examines the history and evolution of the Canadian national parks system as an infrastructure of colonization, utilizing interdisciplinary discourses on landscape, wilderness, and settler-colonialism.

By establishing a comprehensive history of this system of dispossession, a conversation can begin for developing intersectional, feminist, and decolonial strategies for the future of the parks. Tiffany is originally from Edmonton, AB, Canada, on Treaty 6 territory.


CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winner:

Meagan Breault

  • MeaganB.A. History (Hons.), 2018, University of Saskatchewan
  • M.A. History, 2018-2020, Carleton University

Meagan’s project analyses the subjugation, and in many cases death, of disabled individuals under German National Socialism.

By studying the experiences of German families with disabled relatives, her research seeks to explain how family members participated in or resisted this persecution between 1933 and 1945.

She examines the reactions of family members regarding Nazi eugenic policies, institutions, and euthanasia to determine the cultural and emotional effect on individuals, families, and society as a whole.