CANADIAN HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION (CHEA) FELLOWSHIP
2014-2015 Value: $6,000
Awarded to a candidate studying one or more aspects in the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences, at the masters or doctoral level. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application.
The Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) is awarded to a candidate in any of the following areas of study: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, human development.
2013-2014 Winner: JANELLE MARIE BAKER
B.A. First Class Honours, Anthropology, 2003, University of Calgary
M.A. Anthropology, 2006, University of Alberta
Ph.D. Anthropology, 2012-2017, McGill University
Janelle is investigating Cree peoples' perspectives on wild food contamination in Alberta's oil sands region, because of their concerns she observed during applied research as a traditional land use consultant. She will record the subtle indicators, beliefs, traditional environmental knowledge, and worldview that indigenous harvesters have about the increasing wild food contamination that they are observing in relation to increased industrial activity in their traditional territories.