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AWA Graduate Student of the Year

Deadline for Nominations: June 1, 2017

Please fill out the Application Form

This award, valued at $500, is given to a student enrolled at the University of Alberta in a graduate diploma, masters, or doctoral program (full- or part-time) to mark scholarly achievement and contribution to the advancement of women and equity-seeking minority groups through research, scholarship, teaching, university service, and/or community involvement.

Criteria:

Winners of this award will be students who have already shown outstanding powers of mind; sophisticated grasp of the fields of knowledge in which they are engaged; originality and independence of their own contributions to those fields; and have demonstrated potential value of those contributions, either intellectual or practical or both, to an improved understanding of or for action on issues relevant to women, equity-seeking minority groups, and intersectionality.

  • Scholarly achievement will be assessed on the basis of candidate’s CV, transcripts, and letters of reference.
  • Quality of contribution or potential for future contribution to the advancement of women and equity-seeking minority groups in the University of Alberta community will be assessed on the basis of the applicant’s statement, CV, and letters of reference.

Nomination:

Please submit nomination packages to electronically the Chair of the AWA Awards Committee (carrie.smith-prei@ualberta.ca) by June 1st. Self-nominations are welcome. Only complete nomination packages will be accepted and must include:

  • Nomination Form
  • Statement of eligibility, written by the candidate or nominator – maximum 1 page
  • Statement of relevant research, teaching, or service contributions written by the candidate – maximum 1 page
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Up-to-date University of Alberta transcript (unofficial, stamped transcripts are acceptable)
  • Two letters of reference

All nominations will be reviewed by the AWA’s Awards Committee and a recommendation will be forwarded to the AWA Executive for approval. The award winner will be expected to submit a photograph and a short (200 word) biographical summary for inclusion in AWA publicity and will be invited to make a brief presentation at the AWA fall meeting and awards ceremony.

 

Award winners

2012 :: Ayesha Mian, Faculty of Education
2011 :: Lisa Prins, MACT, Faculty of Extension
2005 :: Keri Flesaker
2004 :: Emily Bell
2003 :: Valerie Henitiuk, Comparative Literature
2002 :: Audrey Giles, Physical Recreation and Education
2001 :: Febe Dalipe Pamonag, History & Classics
2000 :: Chelsea Hermus, Biological Sciences
1999 :: Michelle Tracy, Human Ecology

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