CFUW Award (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Award is to recognize excellence in Women’s and Gender Studies scholarship and to give students the opportunity to showcase their work. Applicants are invited to submit a scholarly project on a topic related to Women’s and Gender Studies. A broad range of projects will be considered, including (but not limited to):

  • Community activism/organizing/outreach
  • Program development/review
  • Public Awareness Campaigns
  • Original Research Papers
  • Comprehensive Literature Reviews
  • Thesis Driven Essays or other Major Writing Projects
  • Original art/music/videos/films/websites

Generally, these projects will have been a major assignment for an undergraduate class in the current academic year, not including Honours Thesis.

Students in any undergraduate course are invited to apply for the Canadian Federation of University Women Wolfville Award. In the case of a tie preference will be given to a student who is majoring or minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies or is enrolled in one of the three core courses of the program. The CFUW Wolfville Award is a monetary award of $2,000.

The 2017 winner was Ellen Torrie who presented her project on music therapy.

CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA)


CFUW has awarded Brittany Chubbs the inaugural CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA) for the academic year 2016-2017. The award was established in March 2015 when the Education Council-Wolfville transferred the proceeds of their education fund to the CFUW Charitable Trust to create a new award. The CFUW AWA was designed to honour Dr. Marion Elder Grant’s life-long commitment to education of women.

Brittany Chubbs is a young Inuit woman originally from Lodge Bay, a small inlet on the south coast of Labrador. She is an active member of the NunatuKavut community and a strong advocate for Aboriginal populations. Her strength as a leader and future physician will bring hope, health, and healing to her community.