Margaret Hopkins, a Major in Music, is this year’s recipient of the CFUW Award.  The title of her project is “Control Freak: Power dynamics and subversion in Barbara Hannigan’s performances of György Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre.”

Women’s and Gender Studies Award

This year the Women and Gender Studies Award went to Kelsey McGowan, a student in History, whose topic was “Untamed Women in the Class of 1916.”



B.Sc. Health Sciences, 2019, Simon Fraser University

M.Sc. Population and Public Health, 2019-2021, University of British Columbia

Nicole has followed her passion studying Indigenous health and primary health care accessibility in rural communities for her undergraduate degree.  She is continuing her studies in a Master of Science program at UBC, where she also works as a graduate research assistant at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).

Nicole’s thesis work has been developed in collaboration with community partners at HELP and the Aboriginal Steering Committee. Her research will focus on utilizing parent-toddler data (TDI-Toddler Development Instrument) collected from communities across BC to assess toddler well-being in communities, as a way to better understand how Indigenous families are accessing primary health care and community resources.

This project will be used to identify resource gaps and barriers to care, to help communities and stakeholders distribute their resources according to the needs of families.