Ruth Binnie Fellowship
2014-2015 Value: $6,000
Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. She may be studying abroad.
The Ruth Binnie Fellowship 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: MARIE-SOPHIE BANVILLE
B.A. First Class Joint Honours, Political Science and Women's Studies, 2010, McGill University
M.A. Urban Planning, 2011-2014, University of Montreal
Drawing on the work of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Marie-Sophie's research explores the affective nature of urban space. For her masters, she is conducting an urban analysis of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge in Montreal that gives a prominent place to the way people emotionally relate and experience that space. She is interested in finding ways for urban planners' interventions to be rooted in a better understanding of the affective nature of urban space.