CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award
2018-2019 Value: $6,000

Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW). Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology. The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies.

2017-2018 Winner: ELIZA RICHARDSON

Eliza Richardson


B.A. History (Honours), 2014, McGill University
M.A. HIstory, 2016, Wilfrid Laurier University
Ph.D. History, 2017-2020, Wilfrid Laurier University

As we approach the end of the Great War’s 100-year anniversary, it is important to remember that the experience of war was not exclusive to men. Eliza’s PhD research explores the ways in which the war shaped the lives of Canada’s first enlisted women: the Canadian Army Medical Corps Nursing Sisters. It will demonstrate how women interacted with the Canadian government as members of the armed forces, and also explore how the gendered expectations made of women by that government and its army.

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