At least three awards, each in the amount of $3000, will be awarded annually to the women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.
Women registered in Master's or PhD programs at any Member Institution of Universities Canada within a designated region are eligible to be nominated. Regions and number of awards are defined as follows, and eligibility shall rotate among them:
Quebec (2016) - 4 awards
Western Provinces (2017) - 4 awards
Atlantic Provinces (2018) - 3 awards
Ontario (2019) - 5 awards
1. Outstanding academic performance.
2. Evidence of leadership, including but not limited to such things as:
executive positions in student organizations
participation on committees (student committees and university committees)
organization of special events, conferences, etc.
involvement in advocacy groups
involvement in volunteer organizations, within the campus setting and/or in the general community.
Each university in the designated region may nominate, through the Dean of Graduate Studies or her/his delegate, one person for the award. The Dean shall also be responsible for the appointment of a nominating committee for the award and for providing the Selection Committee with all necessary documentation in support of the nomination, including:
three letters of reference
The deadline for submission of nominations: January 15, 2016.
The Selection Committee shall be the elected members of the Executive Committee (or its delegates), excluding those from the region from which the award recipients will be selected.
Nominations for the 2016 competition (Quebec) must be sent via electronic mail to:
If you have any questions about the award or require further information please contact Rosalyn Figov, SWAAC Registrar and Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org*biographical information usually includes information about former and current studies, areas of interest, research, publications, other awards, interests outside the university, and community or volunteer work. It's usually in a narrative form, about 1-2 pages in length, and is an opportunity for the nominee to tell the adjudication committee some things about herself, and to explain at greater length her background/interests/passions/ambitions/volunteer work