Inaugurated in 2014, this Award is presented annually to a graduating student who has shown bravery and intelligence in bringing attention to issues of importance for feminism(s), including but not limited to gender, poverty, sexuality, sexual orientation, violence against women, racism, Indigeneity, and equality. The Award winner will have displayed leadership qualities including the ability and willingness to engage in critical &/or constructive difficult conversations.
Up to two awards will be offered in any given year. Recipients will be profiled on the IFLS website and will receive a small financial award.
Since this Award is intended to recognize Osgoode students who have made important contributions, but have not otherwise been recognized, recipients of other graduation awards such as the Dean’s Gold Key, are not eligible.
Nominations of graduating Osgoode students are welcome from Faculty, students and staff. Self-nominations are also welcome. The Director of the IFLS and three IFLS members will review the nominations and select recipient(s). Nominations should not exceed 750 words in describing how the candidate meets the purpose of the award as described above. A list of names of all those supporting the nomination and their relationship to Osgoode (student/class year, staff, faculty, other) should be provided with the nomination.