CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award
2017-2018 Value: $6,000

Inaugurated 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.

2016-2017 Winner: KATE BEVAN-BAKER


B.Mus. Violin Performance (Honours), 2010, Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.Mus. Violin Performance, 2012, McGill University
Ph.D. Humanities, 2013-2018, Concordia University


Concentrating specifically on documenting musical traditions in Prince Edward Island and Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, sonic history is the focus of Kate’s doctoral studies. Highlighting the historical and geographic forces that shape traditional soundscapes in this archipelago, her research focuses on living traditions that have been brokered by performers for over two centuries. Being both a violinist and fiddler, Kate has a special interest in this unique interdisciplinary study, exploring the socioeconomic landscapes of these regions.

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