CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards
2017-2018 Total Value: $12,000

One (1) award of $7,000 for doctoral level study and one (1) award of $5,000 for masters study

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.

2016-2017 Winners


B.Mus, Music Theory and Composition, 2003, University of Calgary
B.Comm., Strategy and Innovation, 2005, University of Calgary
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), 2014-2017, University of Hertfordshire

Hypertension is the leading risk factor for stroke and Atlantic Canada has the highest rates of hypertension in the country. Jaycee’s project will identify factors associated with Atlantic Canadian women age 60 and over who are unable to achieve hypertension control. Modification of these factors can help decrease stroke risk due to hypertension.


B.A. Major in Psychology, 1985, Carleton University
M.A. Educational Technology, 1995, Concordia University
Ph.D. Education Studies, 2013-2017, Concordia University

Michelle is engaging two local community-based organizations and 20 formerly abducted young mothers in Northern Uganda to address the questions:

  1. Can participatory action research, grounded in the principles of critical peace education, lead to addressing the root causes behind their ongoing marginalization?
  2. Can the use of critical peace education lead to enhanced competent functioning, the empowerment of the young mothers and ultimately lead to social change?

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