From the CFUW Charitable Trust
To all members of CFUW: The CFUWCT Board is pleased to invite you to our annual AGM. These meetings are very brief, about half an hour, and this year it is to be on October 22 at 11:30. It is followed by a speaker – one of our past Fellowship winners – Casey Oliver. She is speaking on an issue that has long been an interest of CFUW: sexual violence. She is scheduled for 1:30.
Here is the presentation given by Raafia Shaaid, winner of the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Award, speaking at the CFUW Charitable Trust Brunch about challenges facing racialized immigrant women in Canada.
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.
Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad.
Dr. Alice E. Wilson, CFUW member, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the first woman to hold a professional position at the Geological Survey of Canada won the 1926 CFUW Travelling Fellowship. Awarded to mature students returning to graduate studies in any field after at least three years.
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.