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Sandra Burt essay award

An award, valued at $500, is presented annually to a third- or fourth-year student majoring in Women’s Studies (Faculty of Arts). Interested candidates may submit a paper they have written between January 1 to December 31, 2018 for a Women’s Studies course. Instructors of Women’s Studies courses may also nominate a student who has submitted an outstanding paper in the course they are teaching.

This award has been established to honour the first Co-ordinator of Women’s Studies, Dr. Sandra Burt.

Deadline for submission form and paper is February 1, 2019.

Submitted paper should show:

  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills;
  • Insight, be thoughtful and provocative, and should serve to inspire our thinking on a Women’s Studies related issue;
  • Suitability of topic to the interdisciplinary nature of Women’s Studies; and
  • Creativity and originality.

Students who have graduated but were in their 3rd or 4th year when the paper was written are also eligible.

 Submission Instructions:           

  • A completed copy of this submission form must be emailed to the Women’s Studies Undergraduate Coordinator, Tawnessa Carter,, along with a copy of the paper being nominated. Please write Sandra Burt Essay Submission in the subject line of the email.           

  • Only one assignment per student will be accepted. Assignments can be edited versions of the original paper.

  • All identifying information should be removed from the paper as it will be reviewed anonymously.                                           

  • If a course instructor wishes to nominate a student, they should:

    • email Tawnessa Carter with the name of the student being nominated;

    • inform the student to let them know that they has been nominated and

    • inform the student it is up to them to email a copy of the paper to if they wish to have it considered for the award.