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

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

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.

Deadline for submission of papers is January 15th, to the Women’s Studies Office, Hagey Hall 366.  Email Tawnessa Carter for a submission form.