Deadline approaching: Mary McEwan Memorial Award submissions are due Nov. 25

Named in honour of feminist psychiatrist Mary McEwan, the annual Mary McEwan Memorial Award of $1,000 will be given to one PhD dissertation in the area of feminist scholarship produced in the 2018-19 academic year at York University. An awards committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre for Feminist Research will choose the winners.

Dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2018-19 should be considered for nomination. Dissertations defended between Sept. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019 are eligible. The submission deadline is Monday, Nov. 25.

Criteria of eligibility:

  1. The nominee must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2018-19 academic year.
  2. The nominee’s dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
  3. The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.

Each nomination must include:

  • a copy of the dissertation and a (no more than) one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship;
  • a letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor commenting on the nominee’s dissertation or thesis;
  • a statement from the graduate program director verifying that the nominee’s dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize; and
  • a copy of the external examiner’s report.

Nominations must be received by Julia Pyryeskina, co-ordinator, Centre for Feminist Research at 611 York Research Tower, no later than Monday, Nov. 25.

Submissions can be made and questions can be asked via email to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

To learn more about the Mary McEwan Memorial Award and to see past winners, visit cfr.info.yorku.ca/awards.

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