CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards
2020-2021 Total Value: $12,000

One award of $7,000 for doctoral level study and one 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.

2019-2020 Winners


Bachelor of Arts and Science, 2014, McMaster University
B.Ed., 2015, Queen’s University
M.A. International Affairs, 2018, Carleton University
M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, 2019, University of Oxford
Ph.D. Social Intervention Program, 2019-2023, University of Oxford

Gender-based violence, and specifically sexual violence, among adolescents and young adults is a particularly prevalent public health issue impacting victims’ physical and mental health. Further examination of perpetration risk and protective factors is needed in order for practitioners to develop effective interventions addressing this complex issue. Bridget’s research focuses on synthesizing and metanalysing evidence on the risk and protective factors for perpetrators of peer or acquaintance sexual violence among university students.



B.Sc. Co-operative Education (Hons.), June 2013, Simon Fraser University
M.Sc., December 2013, Simon Fraser University
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2018-2023, University of British Columbia

The number of individuals with diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. Ms. Iworima’s research focuses on potential replacement therapy for diabetes by trying to generate functional insulin producing cells from stem cells. Her thesis also centers on optimizing scale-up parameters that would facilitate the production of a large number of cells that could be used in a clinical setting.

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