CFUW Dr. Margaret McWilliams Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
2019-2020 Total Value: $22,000
Two fellowships for $11,000 each.
This fellowship, established in 1952, honours Margaret McWilliams, first CFUW President (1919-1923), who dedicated her life to furthering the status of women through improved access to higher education and the active involvement of women in public life. It is awarded to a woman who has completed at least one calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application.
2018-2019 Winner: MORGAN BLACK
B.Sc. Biology, 2005, Vancouver Island University
Ph.D. Biology, 2016-2019, University of Victoria
Morgan is studying the ecology and biodiversity of ancient First Nations’ clam gardens. This doctoral research is an opportunity to study the strengths of traditional resource management methods and use this information to innovate current practices. The CFUW’s funding is quite timely as Morgan is just expanding the scope of this work to include more Indigenous communities and projects.